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Title Change Investigation

WPP and AAPA Report to HOD on PA Title Change Investigation

AAPA’s House of Delegates heard final reports from WPP, the agency tasked with performing the PA Title Change Investigation, and AAPA. Next steps are now with delegates as they return to their respective constituencies to prepare for the May 2021 HOD meeting.

Dancing PA Donates Over 300 Tablets to Area Hospital

You know Tony Adkins, MPH, PA-C, MCHS, as the ‘Dancing PA.’ But he does much more than dance. When he realized that COVID-19 patients were being admitted to the hospital without ways to communicate with their families, he stepped in to help.

What Makes a Good PA Professor? These 7 Ps

Kristopher R. Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a committed and passionate PA educator. He shares what his own favorite professors have in common, and how he strives to make PA school educational and fun for his own students.

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CMS Mandatory Reporting Program to Include PAs

Starting January 1, 2021, PAs are required to be included in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments program. Open Payments is a national disclosure database aimed at improving transparency about financial relationships on a public website.

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PA Saibatu Mansaray Thrives in High-Pressure Situations

Saibatu Mansaray, PA-C, immigrated to the U.S. from Sierra Leone nearly three decades ago. She has since cultivated an illustrious PA career, served in the military, led humanitarian missions, and even worked in the White House. Despite her long list of honors and accolades, she never forgot where she came from.

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VA Establishes Path to Potentially Adopt Full Practice Authority for PAs

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued an interim final rule that could serve as a step towards authorizing PAs working at the VA to be granted full practice authority. The rule confirms the VA’s authority to establish national standards of practice.

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PA Dedicated to Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking

Ten years ago, Shantae Rodriguez, PA-C, encountered her first victim of sexual assault. She has since devoted her PA career and her volunteer medical trips to helping survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking. Now, she implores more PAs to get involved.

Sondra DePalma with a patient

5 Tips for Better Patient Nutrition Counseling

PAs are in a unique position to be leaders in nutrition management on behalf of their patients. Addressing nutrition in sensitive ways can have a significant impact on patients’ health. Here are five tips for PAs as they counsel patients on nutrition.

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Servicemember Called to the PA Profession: William Eisenhart

William Eisenhart, PA-S, had his master’s degree and a comfortable job. But on Sept. 11, 2001, he felt compelled to enlist in the military. Now, inspired by the professional medics he served with, he is enrolled in PA school and juggling his many commitments.