Maine Association of Physician Assistants

Maine Legislature Fast-Tracks PA Legislation to Help Combat COVID-19

Maine’s governor signed LD 1660, an Act to Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care, to help address the public health crisis of COVID-19 in Maine. It was under consideration before the legislature adjourned indefinitely. This was Maine Association of PAs top legislative priority.
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CMS Expands Medicare Telemedicine Coverage

CMS announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services without having to travel to an office, clinic or health care facility. Previously, Medicare was only allowed to pay health professionals for telemedicine services in certain situations.
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Inspired by the Outdoors? Check Out Wilderness Medicine

David Braun, PA-C, and Angela Widler, PA-C, share a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors. They co-founded the PAs in Wilderness Medicine special interest group to raise awareness of the specialty and the many wilderness medicine opportunities available to PAs and PA students.
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Get Help on Complex Reimbursement Policies

Reimbursement policy outlined in regulations and provider manuals can be incredibly complex and filled with jargon. Understanding the basic framework for reimbursement can help a PA stay on the right side of the law and maximize their value in their practice setting.
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PAs Celebrate a Year of Unprecedented Wins at the State Level

State legislative wins in 2019 set in motion a positive shift for the PA profession, from eliminating the requirement for PAs to have an agreement with a physician to practice, to shifting from a supervisory model to a collaborative one.
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New York Legislative Victory a Win for PAs and Patients

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed S04841, permitting PAs to execute orders not to resuscitate and orders pertaining to life sustaining treatments. The legislation added PAs to various statutory provisions that previously only included physicians and nurse practitioners.