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Joelseff last won the day on April 4

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About Joelseff

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    GI/Hepatology PA


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  1. It depends on the PA and the practice. I have been blessed in my previous career in Primary Care because the practices I worked in allowed me to function autonomously after my first year. I had my own panel, billed as much, actually billed more than most of my MD/DO colleagues due to the procedures I knew how to do that they either forgot how to do or never was trained in despite the 85% vs 100% billing rate. In my opinion, Primary Care is probably the area where you will most work like your MD/DO colleagues. Others that come to mind are ER/UC and hospital medicine. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. Yes got the email this morning as well! What a great step for California PAs! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Nothing yet Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. To the OP: I'm burnt also. I would suggest trying another specialty or change of scenery... I have a BETTER (pretty good) job now in GI. 4 days per week but get paid for 5. 6 pt hours per day (11 pts) and bonuses, dues and society fees, UpToDate membership, bennies... But I'm still burnt out. I *kinda* dislike medicine but really don't see me doing anything else. Been in medicine since I was 19 and really all I know. That actually has been kind of depressing. I, like you, find my life outside of work to be so much more fulfilling. Spending time with wife and kids, volunteering at my church, going on missions trips, vacations/travel, hobbies etc. My debt is *relatively* low (only have the mortgage) and I figure I only need a small amount of money per month to live on (even in the bay area) so I have thought about hanging up my stethoscope and finding something I can do from home. Just can't seem to really do it though. Lol. But I am thinking about it and may do it soon. ***Disclaimer: I had a particularly bad couple of weeks at work... My feelings and thoughts may change on this topic... Probably not [emoji23] Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. Just got this in email today: SB 697 (Caballero) is on the Governor’s desk – along with hundreds of other bills. The deadline for the Governor to sign or veto bills is October 13, 2019. We hope you already responded to our Call to Action requesting that you send an email to the Governor asking him to sign this important piece of legislation. Please check your inbox (and junk folder) for the Call to Action and send the requested email now, if you haven’t already. If SB 697 becomes law, your scope will be derived from your competencies and capabilities – not delegated to you by a physician. You will be held like other healthcare professionals to the standard of care requirement. You and the practice know your education, training, experience and what professional services you are competent and capable to provide. No longer will you be required to have a Delegation of Services Agreement (DSA). You will own your scope. We will anxiously await word from Governor Newsom. We will know something no later than October 13, 2019. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. Not sure. I'll try to get more info. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. ATTN California PA's/CAPA members!!! SB697 is going to Gov Newsom's desk. Please check your email for the call to action from CAPA to send the governor an email about signing this into law.
  8. SB697 is going to Gov Newsom's desk. Please check your email for the call to action from CAPA to send the governor an email about signing this into law.
  9. Hahahaha Spicolli! I'm old too. "all I need is some tasty waves..." Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. We need Cali PAs to contact your assemblymemebers and support SB697 to make sure it makes it out of assembly. It's easy just click the link and fill out your info took me all of 20 seconds! https://1www.capanet.org/call-to-action/#/ It may have passed assembly already but I got the call to action in my LinkedIn so I did it. Doesn't hurt to fill it out and send it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah better safe than sorry! C'mon Cali PAs! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. Did it pass assembly? On LinkedIn, CAPA sent out a call to action to email our assemblymemebers about it. Here's the link https://www.linkedin.com/posts/capaspeaks_physicianassistants-californiapas-healthcare-activity-6574804752855547904-na0- If that link doesn't work use this: https://1www.capanet.org/call-to-action/#/ I filled it out anyway [emoji106][emoji16] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. I will Re-iterate what ppl posted above. Jobs at this pay rate are rare, if not non existent for new grads. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. https://amp-fresnobee-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.fresnobee.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article219899480.html Here's another example where eliminating the DSA can help not just our profession but, most importantly, patients. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. Like it or not, the clinic is the boss of NPs too. So right now (to be clear one more committee and Gov. Newsom still has to sign off on SB697 so I was premature in saying we have achieved parity because we haven't yet...) NPs have no chart cosignature requirement in California while PAs have a 5% chart requirement. This is really the only major difference that I know of in Cali between PAs and NPs according to CURRENT regulations. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Now, in my practice there is a 100% Doc cosign requirement which was determined by the Doc partners. There is 1 NP (who is awesome by the way) and me and another PA. We all have to have our chart notes co-signed. The NP does not get a pass on this. So in reality after OTP passes (again I'm being optimistic lol) it won't really affect me but I see the potential towards independence and I see it benefitting other PAs in California. Progress is progress. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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