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Medicare Moves to Implement PA Direct Pay

PAs moved one step closer to being eligible to be paid directly under the Medicare program when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued PA direct payment authorizing language in the 2022 proposed Physician Fee Schedule.

Tennessee PAs Successful in Quest to Create a PA Board

The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants secured a significant win for PAs in the state last month. On May 26, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed HB 1080, which establishes the Board of PAs – a tenet of Optimal Team Practice.
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Rule Change Provides More Flexibility to PAs Ordering Diabetic Shoes

Due to 2020 policy changes, PAs, in certain circumstances, are now allowed to order therapeutic shoes. While the ability to order diabetic shoes is now somewhat more permissive, the practice is still cumbersome and continues to contain unnecessary restrictions on PAs.

Changes to E/M Codes: What PAs Need to Know

A new code structure for new and established outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) services is in effect. PA Emily Hill helps you understand what you need to know about the changes and how they will impact your own practice.