"In terms of specifics, CMS proposes single blended payment rates for new and established patients for office/outpatient E/M level 2 through 5 visits and a series of add-on codes to reflect resources that are needed beyond which is accounted for in the single payment rates."
- whether anything else makes sense...this is the part that makes no sense to me. I see a walk-in for post-nasal drip or some viral cold and that bills the same as an uncontrolled DMII with HTN, claudication, diabetic foot ulcer, etc., etc., etc., etc.!!!! That is just plain stupid. I had heard something about it but brushed it off as too stupid to be reality...guess I was wrong. I'll have to brush up on those "add-on codes."
It sounds like it’s going to be an uphill battle for you. You’re going to have to do some kind of other program and prove you can excel at it, but that’s not all. Everything has really be spot on otherwise, health care experience, volunteering, shadowing, personal statement, etc.
Most of all, you need to make sure you are healthy. PA school is really stressful.
You shouldn’t give up, but do look into other paths to get you where you want to be. Get your masters degree in a helpful field that you could be happy doing. It is going to be a long and difficult climb for you.
Ive been in college for a long time now. I wanted to do PA in the start because my parents wanted me to do biology as an undergrad and then follow with something health care related. I hated biology at the time. Then, turned out there's a lot of trauma from my childhood that I don't know about/ don't know how to deal with. I've had a terrible time in college due to multiple mental health issues. I was dismissed from one school for low grades. Went to a program that helps students like me and picked up from there. Did well there but it was a community college so I had to transfer to a four year where once again my mental health went way downhill. All this time I'm dealing with family who doesn't understand mental health and is forcing me to do stuff I don't want (marriage and all). Now I'm 25 and switched majors to graduate and I'm almost done. I go therapy now and am going to be on medicine soon. I have no idea how to proceed with my education/career wife. I didn't care for PA before but I truly want it more than anything now. Is there any possibility or hope for me? I was thinking of doing an RT program and doing my best to excel there. Anyone have any suggestions? Should I give up? I would give anything for a chance to get into PA school now.
I apologize because this is written terribly but thank you for reading!