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Apply for AAPA Small Research Grants by November 7

AAPA invites qualified researchers to apply for an AAPA Small Research Grant (SRG), which will support new PA research related to OTP or COVID-19 vaccinations. AAPA has allocated $50,000 in total funds. Applications are due November 7, 2021.

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PAs, Do You Know Your Value?

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, a nonpartisan agency, states that “PAs nearly always lower costs (and increase profits) for their employers.” PAs should use accurate data when measuring productivity and quantify their value to factor in benefits and costs.

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PAs Can Apply for NIH-ACMG Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship

The National Institutes of Health and American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics seek qualified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors to apply for fellowships to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs. Deadline is Dec. 1.

Meet Two PAs Who Created a Free Mobile Clinic for Uninsured Patients

PAs Karla Rugamas and Ana Ruiz-Peña are committed to helping uninsured patients and underserved communities in the San Fernando Valley. So they created the Vida Mobile Clinic, which is donation-funded and volunteer run, and has so far provided more than 100 primary care visits.

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Law Giving PAs Prominent Role in Regulation of the Profession

On Oct. 7, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bills 397 and 397, the top legislative priority for the Pennsylvania Society of PAs (PSPA). The bills create a permanent PA seat on the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Study Examines Impact of Depression on PA Professional Fulfillment

A new study in JAAPA examines the relationship between depression, anxiety, and professional fulfillment in PAs. Pre-COVID, 6% of PAs met the criteria for depression and 13% for moderate to severe anxiety. One in three PAs reported levels of burnout.

Experts Address ‘Red Flags When Job Hunting’ and Other Questions

During the August Huddle Ask Me session, director of APPs at West Virginia University Janice Shipe-Spotloe, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA, and Merritt Hawkins divisional vice president Michael Belkin share their expertise in response to job search questions from recent and soon-to-be PA graduates.

How to Celebrate PA Week in 2021

PA Week is right around the corner, and we’re ready to recognize YOU! Here are a few ways you can celebrate PA Week, get involved with your PA colleagues, and help move the profession into the future!

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AAPA Comments on Critical Medicare Payment Proposals

PAs are positioned to achieve a significant policy victory as the Medicare program proposes to authorize direct payment to PAs. In the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule CMS announced plans to give PAs the ability to directly receive payment when treating Medicare patients.

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