Six Smiling Faces

Joe Zaweski, Eileen DeAngelis, Liz Outten, Rangika Fernando, Katie Ford, and Lori Felker More »

Suture Workshop

PAs and students attend a suture workshop at the DAPA Annual Conference More »

 

People to People Ambassador Citizen Program – Australia Program

The People to People Ambassador Citizen Program is organizing a delegation of physician assistants to travel to Australia.  Australia has developed their first physician assistant programs and graduated their first classes over the past several years.  We are hoping by

Delaware Physician Assistant Honored

Lt. Col. Barry Orbinati says he is lucky to be alive thanks to the heroic work of a physician’s assistant who tended to him at the emergency room last year. Orbinati, a 53-year-old stationed near New Castle with the Delaware

DELAWARE TO OFFER LUNG CANCER SCREENING

DOVER (April 30, 2015) – The Division of Public Health’s Screening for Life Program will now cover lung cancer screenings for Delawareans who qualify for the Screening for Life Program. The Screening for Life Program covers breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancer screenings

Winners of the FREE registration: 2015 Pharmacology Conference

Congratulations to Tallie Miller PA-C and Carol Abboud PA-C, winners of free registration to Pharmacology 2015! Join them as well as fellow DAPA members on Saturday April 25th to get updated on topics such as Hepatitis C and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

AAPA President Featured on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

November 9, 2014 AAPA President John McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Saturday, Nov. 8, to talk about the valuable roles PAs play in today’s healthcare system. He explained to patients and viewers how PAs are educated

2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On Oct. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule. This rule sets payment rates for calendar year 2015 and finalizes numerous coverage policy issues for the Medicare program. Key aspects

New Substance Abuse Resources Focus on Teens

  New resources were released this month by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to help clinicians care for teens struggling with or at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUDs). “Because critical brain circuits are still developing during

PA Hospice and Other Provisions Included in SGR Reform Proposals

With a nearly 24 percent Medicare payment cut scheduled to take place Jan. 1, Congress is poised to override the spending target determined by Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and apply a 0.5 percent increase for payments to healthcare

Physician assistants fill in at the fringes of health care

Ben Olmedo traveled from Afghanistan to Alaska to find the gaps he wanted to fill. Wisconsin-born Carrie Kowalski found her niche in Venice Beach, Calif. And Vicki Chan-Padgett found her space full of needy women and children in Las Vegas

Physician Assistant Workforce Critical to Expanding Healthcare Access in Crowded U.S. Marketplace

  As the Affordable Care Act floodgates open, fast-growing PA profession recognizes National PA Week, Oct. 6–12 Alexandria, Va. — As millions of Americans sign up for health coverage, the nation’s fast-growing physician assistant (PA) workforce is already on the frontlines practicing