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POMA is the only representative voice for DOs and their patients with the Pennsylvania General Assembly. POMA tracks dozens of bills dealing with issues on public health, scope of practice, physician reimbursement tort reform and many others.


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Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners HB 100, SB 25 - 4/26/18
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

While multiple groups rally in Harrisburg for public attention on an annual basis, limited media attention was given to the Association of Certified Nurse Practitioners on their annual lobby day. POMA established our public position in a press release to the media in advance of the CRNP press conference. Nonetheless, the CRNP group continues to actively advocate for legislative action on their bills for independent practice rights.


Workers Compensation Drug Formulary – SB 936 - 4/26/18
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Senate Bill 936 on April 17, 2018. Senate Bill 936 would establish a drug formulary for the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation system through the use of a Utilization Review Organizations (URO); ensuring high quality treatment, fair prices, all without system and drug abuse.


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - HB 789 - 4/26/18
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

The House Professional Licensure Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 789 which amends the Medical Practice Act by codifying existing regulations for the provision of anesthesia in certain settings.


Surprise Balance Billing – HB 1553 - 4/26/18
Written by Legislative Consultant, Bruce Hironimus

Affected stakeholders continue to meet in an effort to reach compromise to minimize financial exposure to patients who have received out of network services. HB 1553 is currently awaiting full House consideration pending the outcome of these discussions.



Oppose CRNP independent licensure, House Bill 100, Senate Bill 25

We ask you to reach out to your legislator when they are in their respective district over the course of the next few weeks. Elected officials are more available and receptive to contact from their constituents in the districts. Express your opposition (in person is best or by telephone, AND in writing) on this issue relative to CRNP Legislation (HB 100, SB 25). POMA has emailed and sent a hard copy of our opposition letter to all House members in advance of your contact. Your one-on-one interaction is our most effective tool to influence this issue.

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