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Six Smiling Faces

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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

DPH Requests Discontinuance of Its MOLST Form

The State of Delaware Division of Public Health requests that all health care workers please discontinue any use of the State of Delaware Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments (MOLST) form. It has been determined that health care professionals are using

New State Requirement for Practice/Delegation Agreement

Guidance on Practice/Delegation Agreements:   The State of Delaware now requires that each PA have a Practice or Delegation Agreement with their supervising physician and keep it on file at the practice. It is not required that this be submitted

APAO – 16th Annual Conference

The Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology will be hosting their 16th Annual Conference this year in Philadelphia.  September 19-22 at the Sheraton Society Hill.  Daily Agenda will include: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 Best of ASCO Topics to be determined FRIDAY,

Governor Markell signs PA Bill into Law

Gov. Jack Markell signs HB 349 into law, modernizing PA practice in Delaware In Attendance: Gregg Morris, DAPA president, Joe Zaweski, Bethany Hall-Long, the Senate sponsor, Mark Key, former DAPA pres., Gov. Markell, Rebecca Walker, the House sponsor, Kirsten Opalach, former