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  • 21 Dec 2016 10:09 AM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    Our new Board of Directors will take office January 1, 2017.

    President
    Stephen Robie (2018)

    Immediate Past President
    Joseph Hudson (2018)

    Vice President
    Scott Baute (2018)

    Secretary
    Alan Pinckney (2018)

    Treasurer
    Shoshana Katz (2018)

    Director at Large
    David Glasser (2018)

    Chief Delegate
    Edward Williams (2018)

    Delegate
    Joseph Hudson (2018)



  • 25 Oct 2016 2:39 PM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    NCCPA ANNOUNCES NEW PA-C EMERITUS DESIGNATION FOR RETIRING PAs

    Program Proceeds Will Benefit the PA Foundation Student Scholarship Fund

    Johns Creek, GA, Oct. 25, 2016 – The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) has announced a new designation to honor currently and formerly certified Physician Assistants who have proven their dedication to lifelong learning and maintenance of certification and are now retired from practice. The PA-C Emeritus designation will be awarded to those PAs who:

    • ·         Are at least 60 years old or unable to practice due to permanent disability
    • ·         Are retired from clinical practice
    • ·         Have been NCCPA-certified at least 20 cumulative years as a PA
    • ·         Have no reportable actions in their NCCPA disciplinary history

    According to NCCPA Board Chair Denni Woodmansee, MS, PA-C, “The PA-C Emeritus designation recognizes certified PAs who have a long history of upholding the highest professional standards. It is a title of respect that acknowledges their willingness to complete rigorous recertification requirements throughout their careers as part of their commitment to the patients they served.”

    Through the end of 2017, NCCPA will accept applications from all PAs meeting the requirements above. Beginning in 2018, applications will only be accepted from currently certified PAs, to be awarded when their PA-C certification expires.

    Proceeds from the one-time $50 application fee will be donated to the PA Foundation to expand the NCCPA Endowed Scholarship that funds three annual scholarships to PA students.

    The PA-C Emeritus an honorary title and is not equivalent to PA-C certification; it is intended for those who no longer need to maintain certification.

    For more information or to apply, PAs should visit www.nccpa.net/emeritus .

    About the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for physician assistants (PAs) in the United States. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. NCCPA also administers the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) program for experienced, Certified PAs practicing in seven specialties. For more information, visit www.PAsDoThat.net.


  • 24 Oct 2016 9:15 AM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the 2017 ICD-10 Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. This update is important for all providers and practices as these are the official coding guidelines from CMS. Coding correctly will reduce the number of denied claimed and failed audits.

  • 13 Oct 2016 2:50 PM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, and Cardiology Symposium

    November 19, 2016

    Renaissance Hotel
    1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037

    The purpose of this symposium is to educate the cardiovascular team, as well as internists, with the most clinically relevant information regarding heart failure, arrhythmias, and structural ischemic and vascular issues.

    Target Audience

    This symposium is designed for clinicians involved in multidisciplinary cardiology care. Including but not limited to cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care professionals.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon participation in this activity, attendees will be able to:

    • Recognize different approaches to reduce hospital re-admission for heart failure and arrhythmia.

    • Describe a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to evaluate and manage atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

    • Incorporate new evidence based guidelines for hypertension, lipid, arrhythmia and heart failure management.

    • Recognize the various percutaneous and implantable circulatory support devices for management of advanced heart failure and shock. 

    Click here to register and learn more!


  • 11 Aug 2016 3:18 PM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    AAPA has released a new career website called PA JobSource. 

    Click here to learn more!

  • 24 Sep 2015 10:17 AM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    In preparation for the upcoming transition to ICD-10, AAPA has created an ICD-10 informational webpage containing general resources, resources by specialty and state and frequently asked questions. Although the ICD-10 transition begins on October 1, there is still time to prepare to ensure you have a seamless transition. Preparing now will reduce the likelihood of delays or denials of payments. Consequently, we believe that getting this information into the hands of as many PAs as possible is in the best interest of both PAs and the profession.

    Click here for more information. 


  • 16 Sep 2015 12:27 PM | April Rodgers (Administrator)


    “Chronic pain is on the doorstep of every healthcare provider on Main Street”

    -Kevin L. Zacharoff, MD, FACIP, FACPE, FAAP

    Faculty Clinical Instructor, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

    Vice President of Medical Affairs, Inflexxion


    Don't Get Waitlisted!

    Whether you're in a hospital or office-based practice, chronic pain patients are everywhere—and YOU are absorbing the burden of their care.

    PAINWeekEnd: Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner has been created to streamline the clutter of information on assessment, evolving guidelines, risk management, and changing reimbursement scenarios. Join us for two day of clinical, legal, and practice management CE/CME designed expressly for frontline clinicians.

    Where?

    Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

    700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

    Who Should Attend?

    Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

    Why Attend?

    Pain is the primary reason Americans seek health care, and our aging population will keep pain in the forefront of your patient presentations. And the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in medication risk management has implications for your patients and your practice. If you have Physician Assistants on your team, the State of Maryland requires at least 50 hours of Category 1 CME each biennial license cycle, with a minimum of 8 hours related to pharmacology topics.

    Why Attend?

    Pain is the primary reason Americans seek health care, and our aging population will keep pain in the forefront of your patient presentations. And the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in medication risk management has implications for your patients and your practice. If you have Physician Assistants on your team, the State of Maryland requires at least 50 hours of Category 1 CME each biennial license cycle, with a minimum of 8 hours related to pharmacology topics.

    Bonus #1

    Save $99 and register at NO COST by October 10, 2015 using code PWEHMIFR. This is a time-limited offer! Click here to view the location, PAINWeekEnd conference agenda, and to register.

    Bonus #2

    Receive Registration Credit for the PAINWeek 2016 National Conference!

    With your registration to PAINWeekEnd, you'll also receive the full price rate of $99 credited toward your registration for the PAINWeek 2016 National Conference in Las Vegas, September 6-10.

    Accreditation and Group Offers

    For more information about PAINWeekEnd accreditation and group offers, please visit painweekend.org.


  • 10 Jun 2015 11:40 AM | April Rodgers (Administrator)

    The CME-certified activity is designed to help neurologists assess and improve the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).Performance Improvement Strategies in Multiple Sclerosis: 2014-2015

     

    This MS PI activity offers clinicians the chance to earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

     

    Clinicians interested in participating may visit www.Med-IQ.com/pi/multiplesclerosis to begin immediately, or complete the attached form and fax (toll-free) to 866 419 5789, call 866 858 7434, or e-mail concierge@med-iq.com.


  • 20 Nov 2014 3:12 PM | April Rodgers (Administrator)
    The District of Columbia Board of Medicine is now requiring 3 hours of CME related to HIV/AIDS in order to renew your DC Medical license. A free on-line course related to nutritional issues and HIV is now available. Completion of the module satisfies the DC Board of Medicine requirement.


    Please, click here to read each of the summaries and complete the short quizzes to obtain your free CME.  


  • 13 Nov 2014 10:56 AM | April Rodgers (Administrator)
    AAPA President John McGinnity, MS, PA-C, discusses the roles of PAs in today's healthcare system.


    Click Here to view the segment. 


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