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PAs Advance the Profession at the Federal Level in 2019

From their efforts to authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare to ordering and certifying the need for home health and diabetic shoes under Medicare, PAs advocated to advance the profession in 2019 and have more work ahead in 2020.
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Get Involved at the State Level to Impact PA Practice

A new year offers new opportunities to advocate for the PA profession and patients! AAPA’s state advocacy and outreach team responds to several questions about how to get involved at the state level.
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Medicare Makes Major PA-Positive Changes for 2020

Representing a significant victory for PAs and their patients, the final 2020 Physician Fee Schedule rule issued by CMS changes Medicare’s supervision requirements by largely deferring to state law on how PAs practice with members of the healthcare team.
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Top 5 Reimbursement Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

AAPA’s reimbursement department frequently gets questions from the PA community. Here are five questions we receive often, ranging from “incident to” and shared visit billing to requirements for telemedicine services. We hope you find the answers enlightening.
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PAs: Your Legislators Are Waiting to Hear From You!

While AAPA plays a critical role in representing the profession in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals, individual PAs are just as important when it comes to advocacy. Become an effective and passionate advocate using these four easy steps.
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This Toolkit is Just What You Need to Optimize Your EHR

Effective use of EHRs can help can improve quality, increase patient safety, improve operational efficiencies, provide cost savings, and improve patient experience and satisfaction. AAPA’s EHR Toolkit provides recommendations and best practices to make EHRs fully functional and operational.
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Medicare Will Largely Defer to State Law Requirements on How PAs Work With Physicians

Representing a significant and historic victory for PAs and the patients they serve, the final 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), changes Medicare’s supervision requirements for PAs by largely deferring to state law on how PAs practice with physicians and other members of the healthcare team.
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AAPA Volunteers Give Back By Serving as Professional Liaisons

AAPA has a long history of collaboration with other professional societies including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians, and National Hispanic Medical Association. Generous and talented PAs volunteer to serve as liaisons.