Advocacy Central

AAPA works to advance the profession and promote quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness in patient-centered healthcare. Our advocacy engagement includes initiatives related to the federal, state and grassroots levels.

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AAPA issue briefs cover a wide range of topics that are important to PAs and PA practice.
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Resources

Advocacy Action Center

Communicate with legislators on PA priority issues.

Advocacy Action Center

Advocacy Contacts

Contact AAPA staff in the Advocacy and Government Relations department.

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State Map – Six Key Elements

How your state measures up to the Six Key Elements of a modern PA practice act.

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Store Books

Purchase the definitive guides to PA state laws and reimbursement.

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Advocacy News

AAPA Comments on Critical Medicare Payment Proposals

PAs are positioned to achieve a significant policy victory as the Medicare program proposes to authorize direct payment to PAs. In the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule CMS announced plans to give PAs the ability to directly receive payment when treating Medicare patients.

New Hampshire Eliminates Ratios Through Newly Adopted Rules

The New Hampshire Board of Medicine recently adopted amendments to the PA regulations that made significant improvements to PA practice in the state. The regulatory changes were the result of hard work by the New Hampshire Society of PAs (NHSPA) and AAPA.

PAs Share Experiences of COVID-19 Impacts on Patients With SUD

In December of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that showed overdose deaths accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two PAs who work with this patient population shared their experiences and perspectives.

Medicare Moves to Implement PA Direct Pay

PAs moved one step closer to being eligible to be paid directly under the Medicare program when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued PA direct payment authorizing language in the 2022 proposed Physician Fee Schedule.

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