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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On October 6, 1967, the first Physician Assistants (PAs) graduated from Duke University. The first PAs originally served as corpsmen and medics during the Vietnam War. During their military tours […]
PAs and PA students share why they love being a PA, and medical experts talk about why PAs matter. – See more here.
An interesting article in the New York Times. Duke students in the photo!
PAs are nearly everywhere you go for healthcare. Read the whole story in the US News & World Report.
General Membership Meeting As usual, NCAPA will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting in conjunction with the NCAPA Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach. The meeting is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. on […]
US Court Rulings Create New Uncertainty Over Obamacare. Read full story from Reuters
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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 […]
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 […]
Watch this great video on the history of PAs and NCAPA from our own Bill Vaassen!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
Results are in from this fall’s election for NCAPA Board of Directors’ positions. Congratulations to those chosen to serve! Marc Katz, PA-C, will serve as President-Elect. His term is January […]
PA student Andrita Stokes and Governor Pat McCrory at the dedication of Campbell University’s Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences. BUIES CREEK —A crowd of more than 700 people gathered […]
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed October 6-12 as Physician Assistant Week in North Carolina. North Carolina is considered the birthplace of the Physician Assistant profession. Dr. Eugene A. Stead, Jr. developed the […]
L. Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C, is the recipient of the 2013 PA of the Year award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Curtis was announced as the award […]
Fred Wells Brason II (left) accepts a $1000 gift to Project Lazarus presented by Don Metzger , President of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. The North Carolina Academy […]
NCTracks announced recently that paper enrollment and recredentialing applications, as well as change request forms submitted on paper, are no longer being accepted or processed. Provider enrollment, recredentialing, and change […]
2013-07-15 by Sandy Harding, AAPA senior director of federal advocacy Representing a major shift in policy, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published guidelines for the accreditation of opioid […]
Keynote speaker for the 2013 NCAPA Summer Conference is Fred Brason II, President/CEO of Project Lazarus, a community-based opioid overdose prevention program. Brason received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community […]
The Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants will be offering its annual Free CME Seminar on Saturday, September 21, at the Forsyth Medical Center Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC. This seminar […]
First Payments Made. NCTracks made its first electronic funds transfers to providers today, totaling $137 million. The next checkwrite date is July 17, according to the checkwrite schedule. Reconciling Your Payments. A Fact […]
NCAPA is pleased to announce the results of the election for NCAPA representatives to the AAPA House of Delegates. The following members will serve as Delegates and Alternates for a […]
The nomination period for the NCAPA “PA of the Year” award is being extended to Thursday, June 6. NCAPA members are encouraged submit nominations via the online form as soon as possible. […]
At its May 4 meeting, NCAPA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved plans for a “PA of the Year” award. The award honors a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service […]
Dr. David Compton, an associate professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Wingate University, is conducting a study on practice characteristics, worksite characteristics, and job satisfaction among physician assistants in North […]
A record number of physician assistant students from across North Carolina participated in the seventh annual NCAPA Student Medical Challenge Bowl on Saturday, May 11. Thirty-six students from five PA […]
NCAPA president Don Metzger, PA-C, speaks out in an op-ed on NC Spin. http://www.ncspin.com/2013/04/03/prescription-drug-overdoses-2/