As the first vaccines roll out to healthcare workers around the country, four emergency medicine PAs share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, talk about how they address vaccine hesitancy with their patients, and share some of their frontline experiences.
AAPA has joined more than 60 other organizations in support of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project to help inspire vaccine confidence in communities. The Project will encourage adherence to robust regulatory review of COVID-19 vaccines.
As part of the final 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) permanently authorized PAs to supervise clinical staff who perform diagnostic tests for Medicare beneficiaries.
Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
AAPA staff and dedicated PA advocates have been working with determination to advance the PA Direct Payment Act (S.596/H.R. 1052) during this Congress. Here is an update on legislation to help ensure PAs can permanently receive direct payment for their services.
As COVID-19 hit the Northeast, Intermountain Health provided Just-in-Time training to 54 primary care PAs and NPs to be redeployed to hospitalist teams. The collaboration and training resulted in many APPs feeling energized, valued, and needed in a short amount of time.
When elective surgeries were canceled on March 17 at Delaware-based ChristianaCare, Travis Fogelman, a surgical PA, did what all PAs are trained to do – he switched roles. The health system asked for PA volunteers, and he jumped right in.
In support of National Immunization Awareness Month activities this August, AAPA and PAs are joining a national effort, “Catch-Up to Get Ahead,” to address the alarming declines in routine childhood immunization that happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When COVID-19 hit Washington, D.C., emergency medicine PA Amy Keim observed that the plastic drapes being used to decrease aerosolized particles during airway procedures weren’t cutting it. So she set out to make something better: the Airway Procedure Tent.