We need your help to make the PA Modernization Act happen.
The Act will update the Rhode Island PA Practice Act (RIGL 5-54) to reflect current standards and terminology is making its way through Rhode Island General Assembly.
Please click here to go to AAPA’s Advocacy Action Center and send an email to your legislators; click on “State Alerts” to see the RI alert.
(Note: the Action Center will ask you to log in, but you do not have to be an AAPA member to take action.)
Urge Support Direct Payment for PAs!
important legislation has been introduced in the 116th Congress that would authorize PAs to receive direct payment under Medicare. On February 7, 2019, Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) introduced HR 1052, the Physician Assistant Direct Payment Act, and on February 28, Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Senate companion bill, S. 596. Please contact your Representative and urge support for passage of S. 596 and HR 1052.
Allow PAs to Order Home Health
Your help is needed to build support for legislation to allow PAs to order home health services for Medicare patients. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act, S. 296 / HR 2150, was introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) in the Senate, and by Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Earl “Buddy” Carter in the House. The legislation would amend Medicare to permit PAs (and NPs) to order home health and manage the home health care plan for Medicare beneficiaries.
We’re asking PAs across the country to tell legislators of the critical importance of allowing PAs to order home health services for their Medicare patients, and to urge support for S. 296/HR 2150. Please act today!
Diabetic Shoe Legislation - Urge Support Today!
On Jan 28, 2019, The Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act, S. 237/HR 808, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and in the House by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY). The legislation would allow PAs to certify the need for Medicare patients to obtain diabetic/therapeutic shoes.