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PPA Joins Patients in Harrisburg to Advocate for Access to Meds

Marion Mass, M.D. asks lawmakers to “roll up their sleeves” and work with physicians on behalf of patients Non medical switching happens when a patient is changed to a different medication because the PBM-imposed formularies, the drugs that are covered by insurers have changed. On Feb 18, 2020, PPA’s Marion Mass, MD stood beside patient…
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PPA Takes the Hill, Bi-Partisan Style!

Practicing Physicians of Americas cofounder Dr. Marion Mass teamed up with multiple grassroots physicians from around the country to discuss how to protect patients from surprise billing while retaining access to quality medical care. These physicians all paid their own way to come to DC . Action items, and opportunities for you are coming soon!!! Let’s do this,…
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Sign to Support Price Transparency in Health Care

Marion Mass, M.D. Cost transparency is the necessary first step in reducing the unsustainable growing cost of medical care. America is spending half of her tax dollars on health care . Hard working Americans wage growth is being gobbled up by out of pocket costs. Regardless of your personal views on President Trump, his Administration’s…
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Speak on Trump’s Order on Price Transparency in Health Care by 1/29

PPA is encouraging that physicians and others comment to Health and Human Services regarding the Trump Administrations’ most recent Price transparency rule found here.  This proposed rule complements a previous rule requiring hospitals to post their actual prices online and requiring insurers to disclose (in easy-to-understand format) the prices they now negotiate in secret with hospitals and other providers. The effect would be to enable patients to have some…
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Speak by Jan. 17 on Pres. Trump’s Executive Order Regarding NP and PA Unsupervised Practice

It’s time for physicians to answer the call for comment on the effect of Section 5 in President Trump’s Executive Order (EO), “Protecting and Strengthening Medicare,” of October 3, 2019. Section 5 of this order calls for eliminating supervision by physicians of mid-level providers of medical care—nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). More than…
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