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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Duke has received a grant from HRSA to provide reimbursements for PAs and other clinicians who wish to complete the online MAT waiver training. This project is designed to enhance […]
PA Day at the NC Legislature is always a highlight of my year as a PA in North Carolina, but 2018’s adventure on May 30th was the best yet. Rain […]
The NCAPA Nominating Committee is currently soliciting candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Serving on the NCAPA Board is an important way to contribute to your […]
by Alexandra Godfrey, PA-C Guatemalan Village The child lies across her mother’s lap. Her eyes are hollow, and I hear the rattle of her breathing. She’s tachypneic, tachycardic, and febrile. […]
Jacqueline Barnett Named Director of Duke Physician Assistant Program Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine, has been named program director, Duke Physician Assistant Program, […]
by Sarah Wolfe, Assistant Vice-President, McGuire Woods Consulting Last month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) reached out to stakeholder groups, requesting […]
Read about NCAPA’s position on Optimal Team Practice here, with links to express your interest in a Listening Session and FAQs.
Read about the posters presented in the 2018 Poster Session here.
Legislative Updates: Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver by Sarah Wolfe, Assistant Vice-President, McGuire Woods Consulting At this month’s North Carolina Medical Board meeting, NCAPA requested that the Physician Assistant Advisory Meeting […]
The seat on the North Carolina Medical Board designated for a PA will be coming up for appointment this Fall. Applicants must meet the following: Hold an active license or […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 15, 2018) – Today the PA (Physician Assistant) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), announced the 16 recipients of the inaugural Mental Health […]
NCAPA is looking to hire! We are currently seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant and a full-time Membership Coordinator. These two individuals would join a vibrant staff with offices located at the […]
The NCMB included a timeline of the PA profession, in honor of the 50th anniversary, in their most recent newsletter. Read the full article here.
Due to “a large influx of packages from a history making Cyber-Monday”, United Parcel Service (UPS) has experienced delays in delivery of envelopes containing newborn screening specimens to the NCSLPH. […]
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://ncapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/PA_Criteria-Opioid-Analgesics.pdf
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NCAPA President Truett Smith writes to NC PAs regarding the 2017 AAPA House of Delegates and Optimal Team Practice: Dear North Carolina PA, A monumental event occurred recently in the […]
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 […]
Read NCAPA’s Board of Directors letter to NCCPA regarding the NCCPA’s lobbying efforts in other states here.
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 […]
Thank you to all the PA Advocates who joined NCAPA for PA Day at the Legislature. We are grateful to Senator Andrew Brock and Representative Gale Adcock who took the […]
Saturday, April 8th was a beautiful day with a Carolina blue sky, a nice breeze, and a lovely 65 degrees. Over 80 individuals gathered at the Stead Center in Durham to rededicate the […]
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 […]