Delaware PA Medical Practice Act

2016 may prove to be a transitional year for all PA’s as the AAPA moves to re-brand our profession’s title and redefine our relationship with physicians to one of collaboration rather than supervision. As this national initiative seeks to change the way we practice medicine, its implementation will be accomplished through the work of each state’s constituent organization (CO). The Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants (DAPA) is the only CO which represents PA’s in the State of Delaware and will work to accomplish the goals put forth by the AAPA.

Allowing PA’s to practice to the full extent of their education and training is in the best interest of our profession and the patients we serve. At present, DAPA  is working to revise the Delaware PA  Medical Practice Act to align with the AAPA’s standards for modern practice. Also, we are working with Delaware Health and Social Service, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance (DMMA) to enroll PAs in our state as Medicare Providers. DMMA has provided us with a clarification of billing procedures for PAs in our state. You may reference this letter from our website to assist with billing questions which may arise when treating Medicaid patients.

If you are a DAPA member, thank you for your support. If not, please join and encourage your colleagues to do the same.  DAPA board meetings are posted on our website, all members are welcome to attend.