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Oct 05, 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...

Oct 05, 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...

Jul 20, 2015, 12:39 ET

Passage of 'PA Modernization Act' Will Greatly Enhance Access to Quality Healthcare in Ohio

This week, the Ohio governor and state lawmakers took a vital step to ensure Ohioans, who have faced a medical provider shortage with potential...

Nov 13, 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...

Nov 11, 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...

Oct 09, 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...

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

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...

Sep 26, 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...

Aug 01, 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...

Jun 02, 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...

Feb 25, 2014, 06:00 ET

PAs Practice Medicine in Specialties to Increase Access to Care

Since last October, more than 6 million Americans have entered the healthcare system under the Affordable Care Act, which raises the often-asked...

Feb 14, 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...

Feb 12, 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...

Feb 04, 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...

Nov 11, 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...

Oct 07, 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...

Aug 20, 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...

Aug 20, 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...

May 28, 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...

Jan 29, 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...