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Joelseff

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  1. You guys rock! Praying and hoping WI bill passes and hopefully causes a wave of change in the other 49 states. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. I hear what you're saying but... So should CAPA let this bill die then? Should we not back it at all? If so, we'll be worse off. It's not perfect but a step (no matter how small or large is debatable) forward in my opinion. NPs have been fighting for their independence (and winning) for years. OTP is the first step for PAs towards independence. Do I wish it was outright independence, sure but the OTP bill is all we have giving right now and it's better than what we have now which is "mandatory supervision" with a bunch of other barriers (mandatory chart Co sigs, etc). If we get it passed and not move it forward after then yes it will still suck but even the NPs have to take what they were given. They put a bill for independence EVERY year in California and always get shot down. They probably will get it done this year but we can follow suit. Their independence in my opinion can help us draft a future bill for independence. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. Holy Doppelganger Batman! I prefer Medical Practitioner
  4. This and a myriad other reasons! But yes I agree. We need parity. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Mine was in California. Mine took about 15 minutes but I will say the DNP's ortho exam skills were umm lacking. I feel like she barely paid attention to what I was saying and was just "going through the motions." I'm waiting on the decision from VA. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. How is TAPA doing from a PA advocacy standpoint? From what I read here and have been told by PA colleagues from Texas, they are pretty passive. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  7. I am 20% rated and have sequelae from my original injury. Had a C&P done last month by an outside "Doctor" who turned out to be a DNP. Looks like the VA is so backed up that they are outsourcing exams now. All my military buddies with claims in the last year had the same process. Originally, several years ago, my C&P was done by a VA doc who I actually knew professionally. She was a General Surgeon I used to refer my pts to but was retiring and took a VA gig before retirement. So yes there are non VA providers for C&P exams etc. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. Hey boats, I think you got "ArmyPA" and "ArmyVetDude" mixed up... It got me too lol. I was like "is this the same dude?" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. I agree. I have never heard a physician refer to themself as a "Medical Practitioner" Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  10. I know but I was quoting his post where he stated "IF I had 10 more years... I would move the profession along..." and was wondering is he not doing that being the prez elect? Maybe his post was lost on me? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  11. Aren't you the president of AAPA this year? Did I read this wrong? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. I just was on the job hunting process and interviewed with the VA. They asked for a transcript also which I have never had to do before. I submitted the curriculum which they said was acceptable for consideration for the job but after I was hired they have to contact the school for the official transcript. I got the job offer but eventually turned it down but not because they asked for the transcript. I have never seen it asked by private companies though including my corporate job. Never had my PANCE scores asked for nor heard anyone else have this come up till now. That's a new one. I would submit it and see what they say but hope you have other jobs lined up. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. My old job (current one, tomorrow is my wake up call! [emoji4]) didn't pay jack. My new job (Starting April 1st) will pay my AAPA, CAPA, DEA, State License, NCCPA etc and if I join a GI society. My CME will also be covered up to 2500 per year. Quite refreshing actually. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. We have it setup where the provider and the MA have it in 2 way walkie talkie mode so we can reach each other instantly. It works for some of the teams but my MA and I have our own system. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  15. I've been reading a lot of posts on here about NPs supervising us... Where did this come from? Did I miss something? Did they add that in their new legislation? The law is we can only be "supervised" by a physician. So how can an NP who is most definitely not a physician, supervise us? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  16. We use vocera too but my MA and I are old school and we use post its. I put a post it on her monitor that says "EKG RM1" or "Labs RM2" etc. We are pretty efficient too. My CP and his MA use the Vocera a lot but the MA gets peeved when she is in the middle of something and the Vocera goes off with the doc barking orders. I like my system better. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  17. According to Wikipedia's page on Stark Law, "parenteral and enteral nutrients" are included in the Designated Health Services that are prohibited... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stark_Law Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  18. Is this a breach of Stark Law? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  19. I think I saw this pt today! Hahaha Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  20. We can make up a name like how real estate agents became Realtors if they paid dues into the National Realtor's Association. I guess we could be "Medicators!" hahahahaha maybe not... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  21. I agree Paula. Only PAs and I suppose PA-S should be surveyed. This is ridiculous. Employers and physicians are unlikely to support a change and IT IS NOT THEIR PROFESSION!!! This is bananas. I'm very disappointed in the direction they took this on. Though I'm holding out hope that this will move us forward, I am fearful that this will be like the last time we looked at title change in 2012 I think. That just fizzled out. Except this time we are spending a lot of money to be disappointed.... [emoji853] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  22. Good looking out! [emoji106] I found the email using the search terms "boosting PA visibility" it was from a "Carrie Munk" at AAPA. Thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  23. I spoke with the HR again and now see *some* possibility of this working. I probably will be at the GS13 per her description but she said they cannot guarantee it at this time. She did mention that the legislation for increased pay for PAs did pass but this center has not yet implemented it and "its only a matter of time but we cannot guarantee that increase." so there may be room for this to work for me. The commute and pension are hard to pass on. I'm going to consider it over the weekend and aksed to extend my deadline by Monday and she agreed. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  24. I can respect your opinion and I am all for altruism but the reality is money IS a factor maybe not THE factor. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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