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  • Prior Approval Required for Some Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

    Important Information for Medicaid and Health Choice Providers: Medicaid announced it will require prior approval for outpatient opioid prescriptions in certain situations. Please click here for details: https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/PA_Criteria-Opioid-Analgesics.pdf

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  • NCAPA is Hiring!

    The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) is recruiting a part-time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support for office functions including board support. Read more about the position here.

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  • NC DOT Confirms DMV Compliance with SB160

    NCAPA received confirmation from the Department of Transportation that all of the following DMV forms have been updated to allow PAs and NPs to certify handicapped designation: Application for Handicapped Driver’s Registration Plate Medical Certification for Application & Renewal of Disability Parking Placard Application for Renewal of Disability Parking Placard or Total and Permanent Disability […]

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  • NC PAs Can Sign for Disability Placards

    The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) has been working hard this session to ensure PAs are once again able to sign for Disability Placards. As background, in late 2016 the NC DMV sent out notices to all local offices that the DMV could no longer take disability placards signed by PAs or NPs. […]

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  • STOP Act Signed by Governor Cooper

    HB 243: Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention (STOP) Act passed both the House and Senate and was signed by Governor Cooper yesterday, Thursday, June 29, 2017. The STOP Act had bi-partisan support and is written to address many issues that influence Opioid use, with several components including prescribing limits and reporting requirements. The original bill required […]

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  • HOD Election Results Are In!

    NCAPA Announces HOD Delegates for the term July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 Delegates: Marc Katz Samantha Rogers Truett Smith Alisha DeTroye Jeff Katz Linda Sekhon Sue Reich Joshua Smith Chris Barry Extra Delegates: Wanda Hancock Charlene Morris

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  • The Future of PA Practice in North Carolin

    Truett Smith, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, NCAPA President, recently sent a letter to PAs in North Carolina regarding the 2017 AAPA House of Delegates and Optimal Team Practice. Read the letter in its entirety here.

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  • PAs Vote to Advance Profession to Meet Modern Healthcare Needs

    LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2017) — At the annual conference of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), members of its House of Delegates unanimously approved Optimal Team Practice, a new policy intended to enhance the ability of PAs to meet the needs of patients and ensure the future of the profession in a changing healthcare […]

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  • NCAPA Addresses NCCPA State Lobbying Efforts

    Read NCAPA’s Board of Directors letter to NCCPA regarding the NCCPA’s lobbying efforts in other states here.

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  • DHHS Seeking Public Input on Medicaid Reform

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public input from April 25 to May 25, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”). While all comments are welcome, the Department is specifically looking for input on the following topics: Integrating Primary […]

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