Final Push for Federal PA Priorities Underway as Clock Ticks on 117th Congress

Despite the ticking clock and the distractions of the impending midterms, AAPA’s Federal Advocacy team has remained diligently and strategically focused on PA-priority legislation that has the potential to directly impact PA practice: specifically, the Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act (H.R. 6087) and the Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act (H.R. 1956/S.1986).

South Dakota Academy of PAs Legislation Meets Opposition in Senate Vote

After clearing a key South Dakota Senate Committee on February 9, South Dakota Academy of PAs’ (SDAPA) priority legislation, S.B. 134, reached the end of its 2022 legislative journey following a vote held by the full Senate on February 22. The bill failed by a narrow vote of 19 to 16.
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CMS Mandatory Reporting Program to Include Data on PAs

In 2022, 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 regarding healthcare financial relationships on a public website.