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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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PCA Requests “Implementation Hold” on UPMCHP/ AMI TPA Drs. Perkins & Farabaugh: PCA appreciates our recent conference calls regarding chiropractic and especially the effort to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Pennsylvania DC professionals and UPMCHP, for the benefit of all insured lives and the patients we treat. Over the past week, the recent introduction…

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Despite substantial reductions in recent years, opioids continue to be widely dispensed to workers with work-related injuries in several states. Longer-term opioid dispensing for workers with work-related injuries can lead to increased disability duration and even death. This study identifies which patients are more likely to develop longer-term opioid use, given what is known about…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2020 Department of Health Announces Week-Two Rapid Antigen Test Card Distributions Across the Commonwealth  Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today began distribution of the second allotment of COVID-19 antigen test kits provided by the federal government to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified institutions in Berks, Huntingdon, Union and Westmoreland counties.“Antigen test cards are a…

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PCA Requests “Implementation Hold” on UPMCHP/ AMI TPA Drs. Perkins & Farabaugh: PCA appreciates our recent conference calls regarding chiropractic and especially the effort to create a mutually beneficial relationship between Pennsylvania DC professionals and UPMCHP, for the benefit of all insured lives and the patients we treat. Over the past week, the recent introduction…

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 15, 2020 Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars…

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