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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Medicaid Agreement Derailed

    Read more under “Policy and Prose” at http://cqrcengage.com/ncapa/.

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  • Demand for NPs and PAs up by 300 Percent

    Demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners rose by more than 300 percent in the last three years, according to national healthcare search firm Merritt Hawkins. – Read the full story here.

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  • National Clinical Guideline Updates | 2014

    Several national clinical guidelines have changed in the past year concerning Adult Immunizations, Cholesterol Guidelines and Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes, and High Blook Pressure.  Read the updates provided by NC Health Smart here.  

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  • VIDEO – NCAPA CME: Learn more about our Advanced EM Workshop in Myrtle Beach

    Watch this video to learn more about our Advanced EM workshop in Myrtle Beach.  This workshop is approved for 8 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME and takes place on Wednesday, August 20 & Thursday, August 21, 2014.  To register for the workshop or the conference, click here.

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  • VIDEO – History of PAs and NCAPA

    Watch this great video on the history of PAs and NCAPA from our own Bill Vaassen!

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  • CMS Eliminates PA Practice Barriers in Rural Areas

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a rule on May 7 that provides regulatory relief for PAs and physicians who deliver care in rural communities. This advances a federal initiative to remove burdensome and unnecessary regulations. The final rule eliminates a requirement for a physician to be physically on site once every two […]

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  • Jeffrey Katz Elected President-Elect of AAPA

    The polls closed on April 30th and the votes are official – NCAPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that our own Jeffrey Katz has been elected as President-Elect of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).  Jeff has contributed to NCAPA and AAPA in numerous leadership positions over the years and we know he will be an excellent […]

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  • Student Medical Challenge Bowl = FUN!

    Twenty-nine students, representing five PA programs in the state, competed on four randomly selected inter-collegiate teams in the 2014 Student Medical Challenge Bowl.  The event was held on Saturday, April 26th.  The sun was shining, the pizza was hot, and plenty of chocolate and sodas to keep everyone going.  Everyone was geared up to have […]

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  • NEW! Helping Patients Understand the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created enormous change in the way patients can purchase health care insurance. The current enrollment period ends March 31, 2014, and many individuals may need help in understanding the enrollment process. In response, the PA section of the North Carolina Medical Association and the North Carolina Academy of Physician […]

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  • NCAPA Seeks Nominations for 2015 Open Positions

    The NCAPA Nominating Committee is soliciting candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee in 2015. The following positions for elected offices are open for nominees: President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Director-At-Large (two positions), and Nominating Committee Member. All terms begin January 1, 2015. Nominees for officer positions (President-Elect, Vice President, and […]

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