Today, AAPA applauds members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), for introducing H.R. 1052, the Physician Assistant Direct Payment Act, to authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare.
The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) congratulates Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C, director for the AAPAs’ Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM), for being selected as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices 2018: Healthcare.
AAPA and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) have partnered to raise public awareness of the PA profession by funding a nationwide advertising campaign. NCCPA has contributed $500,000 to this joint effort, matching funding approved by AAPA’s Board of Directors.
Today, the American Academy of PAs announced modifications to its Continuing Medical Education criteria. These changes will align AAPA’s criteria with those of the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education and its emphasis on delivering continuing education planned by the healthcare team and for the healthcare team.
Today, the American Academy of PAs released its 2018 AAPA Salary Report, which found that PAs employed by hospitals report having higher salaries, more leadership opportunities, and better benefits than their counterparts employed by physician practices.
On July 1, Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, assumed leadership of the American Academy of PAs. As President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Sobel will lead the national professional organization which represents more than 123,000 PAs in the United States.
The 2018-2019 AAPA Board of Directors began its leadership year on July 1. Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, of Rockville Centre, New York, will lead the organization as President and Chair of the Board of Directors.
At the annual conference of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), members of its House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the PA (physician assistant) title, along with potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.
The American Academy of PAs’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management (CHLM) announced the inaugural winners of the Employer of Excellence Awards during AAPA Conference 2018 in New Orleans.