Senate Bill 514 will allow physician assistants to practice with more physician collaboration and less physician supervision.
The National Physician Assistant Research Agenda has been updated to accurately reflect the profession’s impact on health outcomes as seen by other healthcare professionals.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Updates to the Indian Health Service Manual allow PAs to exercise autonomous medical decision making and assume full clinical responsibility for American Indians and Alaska Native people.
A survey was administered to directors of advanced practice provider fellowship programs in hospital medicine to characterize the existing fellowships.
Researchers identified possible solutions to combat the projected decrease in access to health care because of the aging rural physician workforce, including expanding medical education programs in rural hospitals, increasing salaries for physicians in rural areas, and increasing utilization of the care offered by the growing nurse practitioner workforce.
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers utilized a national commercial insurance claims database to determine the current temporal and geographic trends of imaging use in the primary care setting for the evaluation of low back pain.
Research has found that pathogens in the microbiome can increase pain as well as cause anxiety and depression.