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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Advocacy Action Center

Communicate with legislators on PA priority issues.

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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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Advocacy News

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.

Georgia Legislature Improves PA Practice—Provides PA and APRN Parity

Recently, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp signed SB 321 into law. Effective Jan. 1 2021, the new law increases the PA to physician ratio to 4:1, and allows chart review to be determined at the practice level, among other changes.

Updated PA Practice Act Removes Barriers for Nebraska PAs

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently signed L.B. 755, which streamlined statutory language relating to PA practice and made changes allowing improved care to patients. Among other things, the law removes language stating that a PA is the agent of the PA’s supervising physician.