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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Advocacy News

Final Push for Federal PA Priorities Underway as Clock Ticks on 117th Congress

Despite the ticking clock and the distractions of the impending midterms, AAPA’s Federal Advocacy team has remained diligently and strategically focused on PA-priority legislation that has the potential to directly impact PA practice: specifically, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act (H.R. 6087) and the Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act (H.R. 1956/S.1986).

NHSPA Celebrates New Law Allowing PAs to Receive Direct Payment

On June 7, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 228, the top legislative priority for the New Hampshire Society of PAs (NHSPA). The bill allows PAs to bill and receive direct payment from insurers, one of the pillars of OTP.

Colorado Academy of PAs OTP Legislation Falls Short in State House

Following sweeping passage through the Colorado House Health and Insurance Committee on February 23, HB22-1095, Colorado Academy of PAs’ (CAPA) Optimal Team Practice (OTP) legislation, failed to pass the full House on March 15.

AAPA-Championed VA Nurse and PA Retention and Income Security Enhancement (RAISE) Act Signed into Law

President Biden has signed the VA Nurse and PA Retention and Income Security Enhancement (RAISE) Act into law as part of the omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 2471). The RAISE Act will ensure that PAs employed at the VA are eligible for competitive pay above existing pay caps.