PA General Assembly Update

Written by Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Association Affairs, Andy Sandusky

October 18, 2019 

The PA General Assembly will be back to session in Harrisburg next week and the week after next. Three issues that POMA is interested in and have been churning behind the scenes, may reach a critical mass in Harrisburg. The first issue is prior authorization legislation.  POMA supports efforts to streamline and provide more transparency on the process for both physicians and patients.  A rally is taking place in Harrisburg in two weeks in support of the legislative efforts and POMA will be represented in a coalition of patient and provider groups. 

The next issue is that of legislating how telemedicine is regulated in the Commonwealth.  There are multiple ideas and not a lot of agreement. Let us know what you think of telemedicine by emailing Andy Sandusky at [email protected].

The third legislative issue likely to percolate soon is balance billing.  POMA does not have a specific position yet on the issue and would love to hear any thoughts the membership of POMA may have on it. Again, please contact [email protected] with any support or concerning feedback.