We believe strongly in the importance of the patient-provider relationship, and that this relationship functions most effectively when patients are presented with all the relevant and necessary information to make shared decisions in their care.
AAPA’s latest Huddle “Ask Me” session called on four experts to answer questions about starting a career in orthopaedic surgery, practicing in various subspecialties, and which resources will best prepare PAs for success in this popular surgical specialty.
On June 7, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 228, the top legislative priority for the New Hampshire Society of PAs (NHSPA). The bill allows PAs to bill and receive direct payment from insurers, one of the pillars of OTP.
The PA profession includes clinicians who work in more than 60 specialties, ranging from family medicine and urgent care to transplant surgery and dermatology. In 2021, cardiovascular/Cardiothoracic surgery was the highest-paying PA specialty.
Findings from a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded study comparing types of weight loss surgery include helpful takeaways for all PAs who treat patients with obesity, especially patients who might be considering bariatric surgery as part of their long-term obesity management plan.