As state budgets increase and patients continue to expect quality care, an expanded role for PAs offers unique solutions that state policymakers cannot afford to ignore when formulating state budgets. Consider investigating your state’s budget process as a vehicle for language to remove PA practice barriers.
Don’t let the hard work you poured into improving your state PA practice act be undone by lousy administrative rules. Major amendments to state laws – especially those that modernize the PA practice act – almost always require an update to the PA regulations.
December 2015 The healthcare landscape is constantly evolving and expanding access to care for patients. Sometimes laws and regulations don’t keep up with these changes – and it’s not always the obvious areas of laws and regulations, like your state’s PA practice act, that need changing. One such area is within the healthcare team –…
The FTC has spoken, but what does it all mean? Following the February decision by the Supreme Court in N.C. State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, which found that immunity from Sherman Act antitrust laws does not automatically apply to state boards, FTC staff recently released its guidance on the matter.
One of the most effective ways to advocate for the PA profession and get your voice heard is through a letter to the editor in your local paper. This can sometimes seem daunting, but we are here to assist you in writing a letter to the editor that will make an impact and get published!
A recent article published in the journal Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, highlights the value and productivity of PAs. The article discusses the findings of a pilot study on provider value that surveyed family medicine practices across the country.
State chapters should send an observer to each meeting of the agency that regulates PA practice. If a state has a PA Advisory Committee to the medical board, the chapter should ensure that an observer is present at both the meetings of the advisory committee and those of the medical board.
As many state legislatures wind down, it’s time start thinking about implementing the revised Model Law in your state in 2017. Strategy for implementation will vary from state to state, based on a variety of factors, including CO capacity and external support.
September 2016 AAPA is constantly creating and updating resources and materials for COs to utilize in their advocacy efforts. When visiting with a legislator or regulator, you’ll want to leave behind literature to reinforce the issues important to the PA profession. The next time you have a hill day, host a legislator, or attend a…