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

New White Paper Will Help You Understand Transparency Issues

Transparency is at the heart of many AAPA advocacy efforts. Inadequate identification of PAs and the services they provide creates flawed data which inaccurately inform important decisions made by patients, policy makers, payers, researchers, and others. A new white paper highlights these issues.

VA Implements Competitive Pay, Other Advances in PA Practice

AAPA applauds the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for releasing an updated PA Handbook which implements competitive pay for PAs along with other changes related to the PA profession that will modernize the VA’s qualification standards for PAs and expand access to care to our nation’s veterans.

CMS Authorizes PAs to Deliver Limited Care to Patients in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a policy change authorizing PAs to deliver limited care to patients in inpatient rehabilitation facilities. In June, AAPA asked CMS for a rule change authorizing PAs to perform all required physician visits.

COVID-19 Reinforces Urgent Need for the PA Direct Payment Act

AAPA staff and dedicated PA advocates have been working with determination to advance the PA Direct Payment Act (S.596/H.R. 1052) during this Congress. Here is an update on legislation to help ensure PAs can permanently receive direct payment for their services.

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