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Senior Director , Federal Advocac...

American Academy of Physician Assistants
2318 Mill Road Suite 1300
Alexandria , Virginia 22314
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than...   more

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Oregon Society of Physician Assistants - News, 10 Aug 2011 [cached]
For further information, please contact Sandy Harding, AAPA Senior Director of Federal Advocacy, at
Utilizing Physician/PA Teams to Improve Efficiency, Patient Satisfaction on Louisiana Medical News [cached]
Utilizing Physician/PA Teams to Improve Efficiency, Patient Satisfaction | Physician Assistants, PA, Ann Davis, Sandy Harding, American Association of Physician Assistants, AAPA, Louisiana Medical News, Louisiana Nurse practitioners
That doesn't mean Sandy Harding, senior director of Federal Advocacy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, doesn't keep trying.
Harding said the current situation could actually increase cost to the system if a patient switches to a physician, who is paid at a higher rate. Most importantly, the patient's care is disrupted.
Workers' compensation on the federal level is another area the AAPA has targeted. "In the overwhelming majority of states, PAs can diagnose and treat state workers who are injured on the job, but not federal employees," said Harding. "The Federal Employees Compensation Act is rarely, rarely amended."
Calling it a 'bipartisan miracle' in the House last year, a bill allowing PAs and APRNs to diagnose and treat traumatic injury did pass with unanimous consent. At the time, Harding continued, it was noted the amendment was the most significant change to employee compensation law in 40 years.
"There's not a companion bill yet in the Senate," said Harding.
Although it is unlikely much will happen before the November elections, Harding continues to push for legislation that allows physician assistants to provide quality medical care in accordance with state law and their educational preparation.
"We think there is great promise for continued growth and increased roles for PAs in the U.S. healthcare system," she concluded.
Tags: AAPA, American Association of Physician Assistants, Ann Davis, Louisiana Medical News, Louisiana Nurse practitioners, PA, Physician Assistants, Sandy Harding
Sandy Harding Senior ..., 12 May 2014 [cached]
Sandy Harding Senior Director, Federal Advocacy
2013-07-15 by Sandy Harding, ... [cached]
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 treatment programs (OTPS) that allow PAs to assess, diagnose and admit patients with opioid addiction into opioid treatment programs.
SAMHSA Publishes Draft Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs, Utilizing PAs - NCAPA, 15 July 2013 [cached]
by Sandy Harding, AAPA senior director of federal advocacy
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