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We Are Pleased To Provide The Recording From The December 1, 2020 PCA State Of The State Meeting With The PA Department Of Health’s Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, Who Serves As The COVID-19 Response Director At The PA Department Of Health. Dr. Braund Made Herself Available To PCA Members With A Briefing…

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The commonwealth’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan was designed to be fluid and flexible to meet guidance and recommendations from the federal government. Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the fourth version of the plan, detailing the updates and how the state is working to ensure safe, swift implementation. Click…

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December 21, 2020 The Pennsylvania Department of Health, through its Bureau of Laboratories, regulates clinical labs throughout the Commonwealth. The Bureau’s regulations establish various requirements and quality assurance standards which clinical labs must meet. No one may operate a clinical lab in Pennsylvania without first obtaining a permit from the Department of Health. In addition…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation (BEI) today released data related to COVID-19 enforcement actions from Dec. 6 through Dec. 13. With COVID cases increasing across the commonwealth, the Department of State is continuing with compliance enforcement as it relates to the regulated boards…

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We are pleased to provide the recording from the December 1, 2020 PCA State of the State Meeting with the PA Department of Health’s Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM, who serves as the COVID-19 Response Director at the PA Department of Health. Dr. Braund made herself available to PCA Members with a briefing…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 17, 2020 Wolf Administration COVID-19 Announcements: Protecting the Health Care System, New Traveler Testing Order, Strengthened Masking Order, Recommendations for Colleges and Universities  Harrisburg, PA– As Pennsylvania experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and hospitalizations on the rise, the Wolf Administration has identified…

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ATTENTION: PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 TESTING Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association asked the Pennsylvania State Board of Chiropractic to approve a PA-licensed chiropractor’s use of COVID-19 diagnostic tests for their patients.  In its response to the PCA received this week, the State Board of Chiropractic confirmed that it will…

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Is Healthcare Prepared to Respond to Cyber Threats Beyond Ransomware? DHS alerts on increasing cyber threats from Iran and healthcare struggles with ransomware reveal providers need better recovery plans to prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks. Full Story HeadlinesRansomware Hacking Groups Steal, Leak Data From 3 More Providers Rapid Threat Evolution Spurs Crucial Healthcare…

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PCA is aware that there are significant issues with denied E/M codes. PCA has requested a fax number from UPMCHP that participating DCs can use for appeals. While we await the fax numbers, YOU CAN SCAN your documentation and appeal denied E/M codes. Email: HPtempproviderappeal@upmc.edu IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions and be sure to include the…

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