Today the N.C. Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) praised the signing of House Bill 724, entitled “Amend Composition of N.C. Medical Board.” The bill, which was signed into law by […]
This morning, the Senate chamber unanimously voted in favor of HB 724, Amend Composition of NC Medical Board. The bill will now head to the House for a final concurrence […]
USA News story, “EKGs, X-rays and heart procedures — the role of non-physicians grows” reports: Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are a fast-growing part of the medical marketplace, getting paid […]
It’s still summer, but we are looking for members who would like to serve on one of NCAPA’s committees in 2016! Committees gather information, study issues, reach consensus, and make […]
Gloria Jordan, PA-C, is the recipient of the 2015 PA of the Year award from the North Carolina Academy of Physicians Assistants. The PA of the Year award honors […]
Chief Delegate: Wanda Hancock, NCAPA President (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016) Delegates: Marc Katz Suzanne Reich Samantha Rogers Paul Hendrix Alisha DeTroye Joshua Smith Alternate Delegates: Linda Sekhon Truett […]
from the Charlotte Observer Within the next 15 days, almost 460,000 North Carolinians will learn whether they get to keep the federal subsidies that help them pay for health insurance. […]
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 […]
See the list of rankings here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Read more under “Policy and Prose” at http://cqrcengage.com/ncapa/.
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 […]