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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Interview with Varnell McDonald-Fletcher, PA-C, of the NC Medical Board

     NCAPA interviews Varnell McDonald-Fletcher, the PA that sits on the NC Medical Board.   Why did you decide to pursue service on the NC Medical Board? I would like to state that I am truly honored to have been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper as a board member to the North Carolina Medical Board. I […]

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  • Medicaid Transformation Update

    On August 9, as directed by legislation in 2015 to convert the state’s Medicaid program from fee-for-service to managed care, NC DHHS released the request for proposal for organizations wishing to participate in the state’s Medicaid program as “Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs).” The PHPs chosen through the RFP process will be responsible for delivering services […]

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  • NCAPA and the NC Biotechnology Center are Partnering to Promote Innovation Among PAs.

    The NCAPA website has a new page on PAs and Innovation to provide valuable information for PAs regarding the “Problem to Product” process. See more information here.

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  • UNC PA Students Serve Rural Community Through Remote Area Medical Program

    From UNC School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies In late July 2018, first and second-year Physician Assistant Studies students, and two faculty mentors, provided health care in rural Wise, Virginia, through the Remote Area Medical (RAM) program, a nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. The RAM program delivers free dental, vision, and […]

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  • Concussion Management Advocacy

    by Ryan Vann, PA-C PAs recently were included as licensed health care providers who are able to fully clear high school athletes for return to play after recovering from a concussion.   How this change came to fruition is a perfect case study for why advocacy on behalf of the PA profession is so vitally important. […]

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  • Governor Handles Remaining Bills During Last Week of Session

    Shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, June 25th, Governor Cooper signed, vetoed, or allowed the remaining 45 bills on his desk to become law without his signature. Read more about the bills signed on the Legislative Action Center.

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  • Happy 4th of July!

    The NCAPA office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, but will reopen on Thursday, July 5th, at 9:00am. Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!

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  • Reflections of a PA | Iron Man

    by Cameron Young Sweeney, PA-C He hummed quietly to himself and tapped his fingers on the wooden cane propped between his knees as I rolled the stool from under the computer desk and sat next to him. His gray hair, shiny with Brylcreem, was smoothed back from his high forehead. His blue eyes twinkled as […]

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  • Bill Modifying the Medicaid Transformation Legislation Passes NCGA

    On Friday, the House and Senate voted on the compromise version of HB 156: Medicaid PHP Licensure & Transformation Modifications, which had been in a conference committee since the end of the 2017 session. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk for final approval.   The changes included in this legislation build off of the […]

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  • Part II of the STOP Act, the HOPE Act, released this week

    In a continued attempt to combat the opioid addiction crisis, House and Senate legislators released this week what has been dubbed as part two of the STOP Act, the Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement (HOPE) Act. The HOPE Act, which is also supported by Attorney General Josh Stein, expands access to the Controlled Substance Reporting […]

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