ACMS Bi-Weekly Newsletter 11.21.2022

ACMS Blog: Prior Authorization Reform

Let’s face facts, every medical practice, whether primary or specialty care, struggles with the ongoing burden of prior authorizations and the added administrative workload placed on providers. Without a doubt, prior authorizations create the single most significant requirement for practices trying to manage the overwhelming paper flow to meet insurance payers’ guidelines and requirements and ensure patients receive the care prescribed. On November 3, 2022, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed PA Senate Bill 225 into law as Act 146. Read our blog post for more information on the bill and what it will mean for you moving forward.

Which issue impacts you the most?
Burden of Paperwork
Lack of Staffing
Supply Shortages
Third Party Interference

ACMS Foundation: Day of Giving is November 29

Giving Tuesday is only a week away!


Are you ready to start the season of giving? This year, the ACMS Foundation is working toward raising money that will help fun local non-profits

through future grant giving. These non-profits work tirelessly to provide services to improve the quality of life in underserved communities in the

greater Pittsburgh area.


Will you join us? A small gift can provide a substantial impact! In the meantime, check out this article to learn more about the people and organizations your Giving Tuesday gift will support.


Click here or use the QR code to donate now!

ACMS Noteworthy News

We would like to congratulate Dr. Arvind Venkat on his election to the Pennsylvania State House. Dr. Venkat will represent the newly created 30th State House District, becoming the first physician elected to the state legislature since 1962.


He will be working on behalf of the residents of McCandless, Franklin Park, Ohio Twp, Kilbuck, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, and Western Hampton Twp.


Listen here for his most recent interview

with Rick Dayton.

Help PAMED recognize physicians for the important work they do!

The nomination period for the Distinguished Service, Top Physicians Under 40, and International Voluntary Service awards are now open. Please nominate a deserving physician by Jan. 15, 2023. Everyday Hero Award nominations are accepted throughout the year.

Nominate someone deserving of this award here.


PAMED's call/email volume has significantly increased due to the upcoming licensing renewal deadline.


Please explore the resource page before calling to see if the answer to your

question is there.


Otherwise, please note that the office will do its best to return your inquiry as quickly as possible, with the goal to be within 48 hours.


Thank you for your patience.

Medical News


Lifestyle Medicine Course is Now Free to 100,000 Health Care Professionals

Read Full Article Here

Employing Everyday Public Health Efforts to Respond to Polio’s Re-emergence

Read Full Article Here

AMA President Condemns Disinformation, Government Interference in Medicine

Read full article here




The ACMS office is closed for Thanksgiving break.



Day of Giving

Donate Here to the ACMS Foundation and together we can support local non-profit organizations committed to bettering our city.



In-person Mandated Reporter Training is CANCELLED.

Online resources are available. Please email Melanie Mayer for more information.



ACMS Board Meeting


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