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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.
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California Gains Fifth Key Element, Increases Practice Parity

California legislation repeals state law requirements for chart review or counter signature for PAs. The bill achieves parity with other healthcare professions in the state and was the California Academy of PAs’ legislative priority this year.
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5 Steps You Can Take to Elevate your Organization’s Social Media

When used effectively, social media provides PA organizations opportunities to engage more people, meet goals, and further the profession. Here are some tips to help your caucus, chapter, special interest group, or specialty organization build its social media presence.
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CMS Approves Rule Changes to Improve PA Practice

A final CMS rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction, released yesterday contains a number of PA-positive regulatory changes initiated by AAPA as part of CMS’ burden reduction efforts.