PAMED Addresses Emerging Health Care Issues at AMA State Legislative Strategy Conference

Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) leaders are in Tucson, AZ from Jan. 7 through Jan. 9 to discuss the most challenging state level issues in health care. They are on hand to learn more about how other states are confronting current and emergent issues in health care.

Topics that are being addressed at this year’s meeting include:

  • Telemedicine and health care technology
  • Opioids and prescription drug monitoring programs
  • State-based delivery and payment reform
  • Provider networks and how to ensure patients’ access to care

Addressing the opioid abuse crisis is a focus of the conference. An innovative session “America’s Opioid Crisis: Remember the Patient” approaches the crisis from a patient’s point of view and details how physician leadership is needed to help ensure patients receive the care they need.

PAMED’s physician leaders in attendance are Past President Peter Lund, MD, Past President Marilyn Heine, MD, President-Elect Charles Cutler, MD, and President Scott Shapiro, MD. PAMED legislative staff are also in Arizona for the conference.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the nation and to discuss policy solutions that will help PAMED meet its goal of advancing quality patient care for all Pennsylvanians.

Stay tuned for topic-based updates from the meeting in the Daily Dose.