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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • PA Student Receives Lanny Parker Memorial Grant

    Sarah Nelson, a physician assistant student in the Elon University Class of 2016, received a grant from the NCAPA Endowment to attend the Southern Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Conference in Asheville, NC.  Read more about it here.

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  • Duke PA Program Ranked #1 by USA News and World Report!

    See the list of rankings here.  

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  • Call for NCAPA BOD Nominations!

    The NCAPA Nominating Committee is soliciting candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in 2016. Serving on the NCAPA Board is an important way to contribute to your profession and a wonderful leadership experience. North Carolina is often cited as a great state in which to practice as a PA. […]

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  • Hurry! The application for AAPA’s Annual Awards is Feb. 15

    From AAPA Do you know an exceptional PA who has made significant contributions to the profession and care of their patients? Nominate them for an AAPA Annual Award. These awards recognize exceptional PAs who have worked tirelessly on behalf of patient care and the profession and who exemplify our profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality […]

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  • British National Health Service Looks to U.S. Experts for Help

    England’s National Health Service (NHS), the world’s largest health organisation, plans to partner with leading US health providers and recruit 200 American Physician Assistants (PAs) to work in England on 1 or 2 year placements. Dr Nick Jenkins, an Emergency Medicine specialist (Attending), has been looking at the role of PAs within the NHS as part […]

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  • Incident to billing for behavioral health can now be billed in primary care office

    The Behavioral Health Section of the N.C. Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) has announced that “Incident to” billing by Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for patients whose primary diagnosis is behavioral health may now be billed through a primary care office as of November 30. Providers whose claims were previously denied can now […]

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  • Help NCAPA Shape our Educational Offerings

    NCAPA is considering offering hands-on, clinical skills workshops at the Eugene A. Stead Center for Physician Assistants, in Durham, NC.  Please take the brief survey below to let us know what topics would be most useful to you.  We are also considering offering professional development seminars on non-clinical topics such as contract negotiation, and networking […]

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  • Celebrating PA Week

    by Karen J. Hills MS, PA-C I love PA Week. There is such a sense of excitement and pride as the profession acknowledges the past, celebrates the present, and looks to our future. My first week in physician assistant (PA) education culminated in a Duke University PA Day celebration. I still remember these festivities 13 years […]

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  • PAs, Students featured on NBC’s Today Show

    Around 300 PAs and PA students gathered at the “Today” show plaza in New York City on Oct. 7 for the fourth annual PAs on the Plaza event.  Read the full story here.

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  • Why America Loves PAs

    News from PA Professional At a time when quality medical providers are needed in every American community, the PA profession is growing faster than ever before.  The 100,000-plus nationally certified and licensed PAs in the U.S. are providing just what a thriving healthcare system demands – qualified healthcare professionals offering quality patient care to the […]

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