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Missouri PAs Celebrate Legislation Modernizing PA Practice

PAs in Missouri are celebrating the enactment of Senate Bill 514, a healthcare omnibus bill, which includes provisions that modernize PA practice in the state. With the passage of SB 514, references to “supervision” are replaced with “collaboration.”
Rep. John Mizuno, Sen. Rosalyn Baker, Christina Starks, PA-C, David Ige Michael Robinson, Rep. Della Au Belatti

Hawaii PAs Obtain Improvements in PA State Laws

This month, Hawaii PAs were successful in advocating for a new law that will remove an administrative burden. On July 1, the governor signed a bill into law that will repeal the 100% chart review requirement and make additional improvements to state PA laws.

Reluctant to Discuss Reimbursement? Let the Experts Help

The rules surrounding reimbursement and payment policies are changing rapidly. As healthcare delivery transforms into a value-based payment model, PAs must be aware of how they can facilitate a high-performing, patient-centered delivery model with patients at the forefront of that care model.
PA checking a patient's neck

South Carolina Set to Modernize PA Practice

In August, an updated law will be enacted in South Carolina that will expedite PA entry into the healthcare workforce by streamlining licensure processes and removing archaic, extraneous requirements that serve no public protection role.
David Bunnell posing with his award.

CO Awards Recognize Three Organizations for Outstanding Programs

AAPA’s Outreach and Advocacy Awards honors organizations for their outstanding programs, projects, and initiatives. This year, the Association of PAs in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound, and the Ohio Association of PAs received awards for their exemplary contributions to the profession.
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Idaho Adds PA to State Medical Board

Idaho Governor Brad Little has signed legislation that will add a PA to the Idaho State Board of Medicine. The Idaho Academy of PAs has sought this change for several years, and Idaho has now successfully achieved a component of OTP.