Updated Guides and Resources for PAs

AAPA has updated guides and resources to keep PAs up to date with the latest changes in regulations.

April 4, 2023

The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement and the Guide to PA Regulations and Compliance are updated every year and available to AAPA members (free of charge)!

In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, understanding PA billing and compliance is essential to maximizing the collection of appropriate reimbursement, demonstrating PA value, and avoiding regulatory and accrediting violations.

The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement provides PAs and other stakeholders a detailed summary and explanation of the key aspects of coverage and policies related to reimbursement for the medical and surgical services provided by PAs. The book contains nearly 100 pages of description, analysis, and implications of reimbursement policy affecting PAs in all settings. It also provides a glossary of reimbursement terms and references to regulatory guidelines governing PA reimbursement. The 2023 edition has important updates, including current Medicare policy for split (or shared) billing.

The 2023 Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement includes information on:

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Commercial Payers
  • Billing policies
  • Telehealth
  • Explanations and requirements for “incident-to” and split (or shared) billing
  • The Quality Payment Program
  • Coverage issues
  • Electronic Health Records
  • And much more!

The Guide to PA Regulations and Compliance includes more than 100 pages of information and resources. The book is a definitive guide to PA practice, policy, and compliance considerations, including text and analysis of Medicare’s Conditions of Participation and The Joint Commission accreditation standards. Information contained in the book can be used to ensure compliance, promote optimal utilization of PAs, and eliminate perceived barriers to PA practice.

The updated guide includes information on:

  • PA education
  • Certification, credentialing, and privileging
  • PA value and contribution
  • Evolution of the PA Title
  • Hospital core and specialty privileges
  • PA competency
  • Regulations and accreditation standards for hospital-based and surgical PAs
  • Medical staff governance and the inclusion of PAs

The books are perfect for practicing PAs, PA leaders and administrators, employers, practices, and others in healthcare!

The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement and the Guide to PA Regulations and Compliance are available in PDF format FREE to AAPA members and  $50 per publication for non-members.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

The PA Laws and Regulations are updated annually and available to members at a considerable discount—members save 60%!

This comprehensive collection compiled by AAPA covers everything from licensing requirements to prescribing and includes the laws and regulations for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. In an ever-evolving healthcare, legislative, and regulatory environment, knowing and understanding the core laws and rules governing PA practice is paramount to lawful and ethical practice and avoiding disciplinary violations.

The PA Laws and Regulations provides PA students, PAs, employers, and other stakeholders a global collection of key provisions regarding PA regulation across the country. The book also contains AAPA’s Model State Legislation for PAs, a chart summarizing initial licensure and renewal requirements, and a list of PA state and territorial regulatory authorities and their contact information. The 2023 edition has important updates, including those jurisdictions having Optimal Team Practice.

The 2023 PA Laws and Regulations includes information on:

  • Licensure Applications and Qualifications
  • Temporary/New Graduate Permits
  • Collaboration
  • Ratios
  • Scope of Practice Pursuant to the PA/Medical Practice Act(s)
  • Prescribing/Dispensing
  • CME/Renewal Requirements
  • And more!

The book is perfect for PA students who are curious about jurisdictions in which they would like to practice after graduation, practicing PAs, PA leaders and administrators, employers, and others in healthcare.

The PA Laws and Regulations book is available in PDF format to AAPA members for $100 and $250 for non-members. In addition, members always have complimentary access to state law profiles.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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