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Advocacy News

PA Licensure Compact Bill Passes in Wisconsin

On December 6, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed S.B. 400 into law, making Wisconsin the third state to pass the PA licensure compact. S.B. 400 passed both chambers with broad, bipartisan support and once the compact is active, it promises to enhance license portability for PAs while expanding access and safeguards for patients – a true win-win for Wisconsin.

PAs for the Win: 2023 Advocacy Update

During PA Week, we’re reflecting on the progress PAs have achieved toward advancing our legislative agenda this year. AAPA is working hard to remove barriers to PA practice to ensure PAs are in the best possible position to improve patient access to high-quality care. So far this year, 20 states introduced PA-positive legislation, and legislators have taken notice!

AAPA Comments on the Proposed 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that oversees the Medicare program, in response to the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The rule recommends numerous changes to Medicare’s coverage and payment policies that impact PAs, physicians and other health professionals.

PA Licensure Compact Bill Passes in Delaware 

 On June 21, Gov. John Carney signed S.B.116 into law, making Delaware the second state to join Utah in adopting the PA licensure compact. S.B.116 will strengthen access to medical services and enhance the portability of PA licensure while safeguarding the safety of patients and complementing the existing authority of state licensing boards. 

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