Tag - regulations

NPs and PAs: Achieving Higher Quality…and Higher Pay

May 8th, 2015 New financial incentives, called the physician value-based modifier (VBM), allow the federal government to boost or lower the amount it reimburses physicians and eligible providers — including physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) — based on how they score on quality measures and how much their patients cost Medicare.

When it Comes to Physician Assistant Regulations - PA Stands for PAY ATTENTION!

October 10th, 2013 In this time of critical healthcare change, PAs need to be ever vigilant regarding regulatory and legislative changes. Persistent regulatory monitoring is necessary at the local, state, and national levels.

How the Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Reform Affects PAs

July 19th, 2012 On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), ruling that Congress acted within its constitutional authority when enacting the individual mandate. What does this mean for practicing PAs?