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05 Oct, 2015, 14:41 ET New PA Salary Data Demonstrates Strong and Consistent Growth in the PA Profession

 Compensation for America's physician assistants (PAs), recognized as one of the top professions in the country, continues to rise, according...


05 Oct, 2015, 11:37 ET PAs Breaking Barriers to Achieve Better Patient Outcomes Through Team-Based Care Recognized as America's Number One Profession

 PAs are changing the way we view and receive healthcare today. In addition to increasing access to care, there is a growing body of clinical...


13 Nov, 2014, 11:45 ET Question of Access Looms As New Patients Gain Entrance

With millions of new patients poised to enter the healthcare system, the question on many Americans' minds will soon be: "Will I have access to the...


11 Nov, 2014, 06:00 ET Military Veterans Are Backbone of PA Profession

 The physician assistant (PA) profession was born on the battlefields of war, out of a need for healthcare providers in the midst of a primary...


09 Oct, 2014, 13:08 ET New AAPA Survey Conducted by Harris Poll Shows PAs are Trusted Healthcare Providers Who Improve Access

A new nationwide study confirms that patients believe PAs add value to healthcare teams and provide excellent patient service. The study, conducted...


06 Oct, 2014, 06:00 ET Demand for America's Physician Assistants Surges in New Era of Healthcare

 As the American Academy of Physician Assistants recognizes National PA Week (Oct. 6 – 12), America's more than 100,000 PAs have plenty...


26 Sep, 2014, 06:00 ET AAPA: National Governors Association Report Explores Important Role of PAs in U.S. Healthcare

 The American Academy of Physician Assistants welcomes a new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) that highlights the...


01 Aug, 2014, 06:00 ET AAPA: Policymakers in 44 States and DC Continue to Improve PA Scope-of-Practice Laws in First Half of 2014

Following a year of unprecedented improvements to physician assistant (PA) scope-of-practice laws, legislators across 44 states and the District of...


02 Jun, 2014, 06:00 ET Medical Experts Say Physician Assistants Are Vital to America's Healthcare Team

Thousands of physician assistants (PAs) gathered in Boston last week for the American Academy of Physician Assistants annual conference, where...


14 Feb, 2014, 06:00 ET Improvements to PA Practice Laws Sweep States, Increase Access to Care

As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize...


12 Feb, 2014, 06:00 ET Improved Practice Laws Sweep 42 States and DC to Bridge Healthcare Gaps

As millions of new patients enter the U.S. healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), state lawmakers are working quickly to modernize...


04 Feb, 2014, 06:00 ET Physician Assistant Workforce Salary Report Reveals Compensation Varies by Specialty, Employer Type, Location

New research conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) shows that the nationwide median compensation is $90,000 for PAs who...


11 Nov, 2013, 06:00 ET Veterans are at the core of the PA profession

 The physician assistant (PA) profession was born on the battlefield of war, and now PAs are on the front lines of medicine. According to the...


07 Oct, 2013, 06:00 ET Physician Assistant Workforce Critical to Expanding Healthcare Access in Crowded U.S. Marketplace

As millions of Americans sign up for health coverage, the nation's fast-growing physician assistant (PA) workforce is already on the frontlines...


20 Aug, 2013, 12:20 ET Interview Alert: AAPA President Lawrence Herman: When it Comes to Bridging Gaps in Care, It's Not All About Nurse Practitioners. America Needs PAs.

October signals the beginning of Open Enrollment, when 20+ million new patients will be entering the healthcare system throughout the United States...


20 Aug, 2013, 11:21 ET DC Patients Have Increased Access to Healthcare

Residents of the District of Columbia now have increased access to high-quality healthcare as a law went into effect that improved how physician...


28 May, 2013, 16:23 ET Physician Assistants Officially Recognized as Key Healthcare Providers

 Today, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius emphasized the essential value of PAs while speaking before a general session at the American...


29 Jan, 2013, 13:34 ET AAPA: Recent Media Coverage Misstates Facts on FDA Pain Medication Recommendations

The American Academy of Physician Assistants found recent media coverage misstating the facts on proposed changes to U.S. Food and Drug...


14 Oct, 2012, 09:00 ET Military Veterans Finish 4,200-Mile Bike Trek in the Nation's Capital

Physician Assistants Cap off PA Week by Celebrating Coast-to-Coast Journey to Support Veterans  Today, five U.S. military veterans will...


05 Oct, 2012, 12:57 ET Fast-Growing Physician Assistant Workforce Ready to Meet Healthcare Demand

Thriving PA profession celebrates National PA Week Oct. 6–12 Currently there are 86,500 certified physician assistants practicing...


28 Jun, 2012, 13:41 ET Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

American Academy of Physician Assistants Pleased with Provision  The American Academy of Physician Assistants respects the judicial...


28 May, 2012, 11:30 ET American Academy of Physician Assistants to Honor Exemplary Healthcare Providers at IMPACT 2012 Conference

Honorees Recognized with PAragon Awards for Distinguished Service and Commitment to PA Profession Today, the American Academy of Physician...


21 May, 2012, 06:00 ET Local Air Force Physician Assistant Revolutionizes Medical Standards In Combat Care

American Academy of Physician Assistants Honors Veteran PA with 2012 Federal Service PA of the Year Award  Over the course of her...


21 May, 2012, 06:00 ET Pioneering Healthcare Team Helps Generations Of El Pasoan Families With Chronic Illness Thrive

American Academy of Physician Assistants Honors Local Endocrine Specialists with Physician-PA Partnership of the Year Award More than 35...


21 May, 2012, 06:00 ET Touro University PA Leader Helps Thousands Of Homeless And Abused Women Lead Healthier Lives

American Academy of Physician Assistants Honors Innovative Clinic Founder with PA Service to the Underserved Award Three years ago,...