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PAs: Obstetrics and Gynecology Needs You!

President of APAOG, Melissa Rodriguez, DMSc, PA-C, thinks PAs are a great fit for practicing in obstetrics and gynecology; they are medically trained, compassionate, team-oriented, and are qualified to identify, prevent, and treat most, if not all, causes of maternal mortality.

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How COVID-19 Impacted PA Salaries

As part of the 2021 AAPA Salary Survey, now available in PDF format on, AAPA’s Research Department collected data to understand the impact of COVID not only on the PA workforce, but on compensation as well as practice changes.

Check Out the Top 5 Most Popular CME from AAPA 2021

If you couldn’t join us for AAPA 2021, we’ve still got your CME needs covered. You can now access Conference on Demand 2021 and the top five most popular CME from the event, which include sessions on anaphylaxis and anemia.

Transplant Surgery PA Helps Turn Tragic Endings into New Beginnings

Giving someone a second chance at life is an extraordinary opportunity. And even though she’s done it well over one thousand times throughout her career, Georgeine Smith, lead PA of transplant surgery at the Penn Transplant Institute, says each case is uniquely rewarding.

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AAPA Among Major Healthcare Organizations Calling for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

AAPA was among more than 50 major healthcare organizations that called for COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all health workers. As cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are rising throughout the U.S., this endorsement aims to protect patients and make the healthcare sector a leader in COVID-19 vaccination.

A Day in the Life of a PA in Hospital Internal Medicine

Adrijana Anderson, PA-C, has a unique position at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona; her time is equally split between the hospital medicine and critical care departments. Anderson loves the arrangement and is passionate about practicing hospital medicine.

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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.

Connecticut 2021 Legislative Session Ends with Major Wins for PAs and Patients

ConnAPA’s top legislative priority in 2021 recently became law, adding PAs to almost 80 areas of state law which only previously mentioned physicians and/or nurse practitioners. Connecticut law also now authorizes PAs and NPs to order home health and hospice care.

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Illinois ‘Healthcare Hero’ to Lead National Healthcare Provider Organization

Jennifer M. Orozco, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Director of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) at Rush University Medical Center and a recipient of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Healthcare Heroes Award, will serve as president of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) for the 2021-2022 leadership year, which began July 1.