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PAs Recognized as Vital to Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

An amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration reaffirms PAs are instrumental in the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and are recognized by the Federal government as essential to vaccination efforts through increased vaccination authorization.
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PAs Secure Strengthened PA Practice and Expanded Patient CARE Under Medicare in 2020

Given the significant impact of COVID-19, most of Congress’ attention in 2020 was paid to pandemic response and relief efforts. AAPA lobbying efforts to demonstrate the importance of the profession to Congress, along with grassroots advocacy from individual PAs, were instrumental in advancing PA-friendly proposals in 2020.
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For Real Change, PAs Must Commit to Advocacy

The past months have proven how effective PAs can be when fewer barriers stand in their way. AAPA President Beth R. Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA, implores PAs and PA students to become more active advocates in moving the profession forward.