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    The PA Foundation awards scholarships of up to $2,500 to underrepresented minority students and students who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. Check out the eligibility requirements and apply by July 31!Learn More
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  • Now Available −  JAAPA July Issue

    Now Available − JAAPA July Issue

    Read the latest edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the award-winning, peer-reviewed clinical journal of AAPA.Read Now
  • AAPA Revises Model State Legislation for PAs

    AAPA Revises Model State Legislation for PAs

    AAPA’s Advocacy Commission approved an update to AAPA’s Model State Legislation for PAs.Read More
  • Medicare Reform Law a Victory for PAs

    Medicare Reform Law a Victory for PAs

    The statute that was signed into law by President Obama on April 16 includes an increase in Medicare payment rates for PAs and other providers for each of the next five years.Learn More
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    Find It All in Learning Central

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2015 Eugene A. Stead Jr. Award of Achievement



For his lifetime of work to advance the PA profession and provide excellent patient care, AAPA awarded the 2015 Eugene A. Stead Jr. Award of Achievement to Randy D. Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA. Danielsen accepted his award in May at AAPA 2015 in San Francisco.

PAs in the News

Ohio PA Modernization Bill Passes Legislature – Awaits Governor’s Signature

July 2, 2015 - On June 25, Ohio lawmakers passed Senate Bill 110, a PA modernization bill that will greatly improve PA practice in Ohio and add three of the Academy’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act to Ohio PA law.More

AAPA Statement on Supreme Court Opinion: Supreme Court Upholds Key Affordable Care Act Insurance Subsidies

June 25, 2015 - Today’s decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on King v. Burwell upholds the Obama Administration’s policy to provide premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions (subsidies) for individuals with incomes below 400 percent of the federal poverty level and enrolled in both state and federal exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).More