As a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus, nurse practitioners and physician assistants can now conduct telehealth services outside of rural areas for patients utilizing Medicare.
The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act authorize PAs and NPs to order home healthcare services for Medicare patients.
To comply with Medicare and Medicaid regulations updated in September 2019, the Joint Commission is removing the term “licensed independent practitioner” from hospital restraint and seclusion standards.
Between 2017 and 2018, the number of certified PAs increased by 6.6% and the average annual salary increased by 12.4%.
How should clinicians combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their practice settings?
More than 115 PA-positive legislative or regulatory changes were made across 45 states in 2019.
Although provider social media pages are great for networking and collaboration, they can also threaten patient confidentiality and shine a negative light on the clinical abilities of providers who post.
Mindfulness and decentering training (MDT) can be introduced into a physician assistant curriculum to improve overall life satisfaction and perceived stress.
Many providers who are required to take recertification examinations feel as though standard CMS is just as effective in skill maintenance as studying and sitting for a 200-question examination.
Rural America is falling behind in many of the top health categories, including heart disease, cancer, and lower life expectancy.
Job Stressors, burnout, and an imbalance between work and family may all negatively affect advanced practice provider engagement.
Researchers conducted a systematic review to evaluate the status of the current cardiopulmonary workforce and any projected need for additional cardiopulmonary providers.
Researchers sought to describe the practice patterns of NPs and PAs, understand the barriers these providers face in providing buprenorphine treatment, and compare them with their physician counterparts and across varying levels of practice autonomy.
Health care employee job satisfaction in primary care clinics ranges by gender and job type.
Researchers sought to document and describe the contributions of certified PAs across practice areas in addressing mental health conditions.
See how your salary compares with those of your peers as reported in the 2019 NP/PA Salary Survey.
Updates to the Indian Health Service Manual allow PAs to exercise autonomous medical decision making and assume full clinical responsibility for American Indians and Alaska Native people.
Senate Bill 514 will allow physician assistants to practice with more physician collaboration and less physician supervision.
More than 7000 PAs and students took advantage of workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and CME at the 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Annual Meeting, held May 18-22 in Denver, Colorado.
The National Physician Assistant Research Agenda has been updated to accurately reflect the profession’s impact on health outcomes as seen by other healthcare professionals.