On January 27th, 2018, the NCAPA Board of Directors took a historic step forward to modernize PA practice in North Carolina, approving the following position statements on
Optimal Team Practice (OTP)
- The NCAPA supports Optimal Team Practice (OTP) and believes that team- based care, where PAs practice in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers, is best practice.
- The NCAPA supports modernization of North Carolina’s PA Practice Act. The NCAPA believes that some licensure requirements are obsolete; and, furthermore, we believe that all supervisory arrangements should be made at the practice level.
- The NCAPA supports increased PA representation in the regulation of PA practice in North Carolina.
- The NCAPA supports that the quality work performed by PAs be reported and attributed to the individual PA. Furthermore, the NCAPA supports credentialing of PAs with all insurers and that PAs should be eligible for reimbursement for all medical services provided.
NCAPA has further clarified information regarding OTP and created “Five Things to Know About OTP.”
OTP Listening Sessions
NCAPA will be holding listening sessions across the state to hear any concerns and to determine the best way to move forward. Please click here to express your interest in participating in one of these listening sessions.
Following these listening sessions, we will convene work groups to make recommendations regarding each of the pillars of OTP. Ultimately, our goal is that this work will result in a modern practice environment that emphasizes team-based care and ensures North Carolina is the best state to be a PA. You can find answers to frequently asked questions here.