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  1. Here's what we are doing in Tennessee. HERE IS WHAT TAPA IS DOING: We are excited to officially launch our Partners for Patients advocacy campaign in conjunction with the filing of Senate Bill 671 by Senator Mike Bell and House Bill 1080 by Representative Jerry Sexton. The legislation, which modernizes the role of Tennessee's PAs, contains three main objectives: 1) Creates a Board of Physician Assistants The newly-formed Board of PAs would consist of seven PAs, one physician (MD or DO) and one consumer member.
  2. Here's what we are doing in Tennessee: HERE IS WHAT TAPA IS DOING: We are excited to officially launch our Partners for Patients advocacy campaign in conjunction with the filing of Senate Bill 671 by Senator Mike Bell and House Bill 1080 by Representative Jerry Sexton. The legislation, which modernizes the role of Tennessee’s PAs, contains three main objectives: 1) Creates a Board of Physician Assistants The newly-formed Board of PAs would consist of seven PAs, one physician (MD or DO) and one consumer member. The form
  3. I agree, however I'm waiting to see one major AAPA victory while we sit on the sidelines and watch the NPs "go long" complete the hail Mary and then spike the football in the endzone. All of this while we PAs watch from the bench, on the sidelines with our helmets in our hands.
  4. A word to the wise. I was evidently kicked out of the AAPA for voicing my concerns about the AAPA with regard to their failure on the VA Full Practice Authority issue. When I tried to log in to Huddle this afternoon I was notified that "your account has been disabled." Good riddance, they were a waste of dues money anyway if they are so sensitive as to get their collective feelings hurt that easily and ban me rather than engage in open discussion and debate. If the AAPA were to go after the NP lobby as aggressively as their own members then they might actually get something done and win on
  5. A word to the wise. I was evidently kicked out of the AAPA for voicing my concerns about the AAPA with regard to their failure on the VA Full Practice Authority issue. When I tried to log in to Huddle this afternoon I was notified that "your account has been disabled." Good riddance, they were a waste of dues money anyway if they are so sensitive as to get their collective feelings hurt that easily and ban me rather than engage in open discussion and debate. If the AAPA were to go after the NP lobby as aggressively as their own members then they might actually get something done and win on
  6. A word to the wise. I was evidently kicked out of the AAPA for voicing my concerns about the AAPA with regard to their failure on the VA Full Practice Authority issue. When I tried to log in to Huddle this afternoon I was notified that "your account has been disabled." Good riddance, they were a waste of dues money anyway if they are so sensitive as to get their collective feelings hurt that easily and ban me rather than engage in open discussion and debate.
  7. YES - because we are not NPs!! https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2847 http://huddle.aapa.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=8cff9d0b-5143-4c55-93b7-1771ad67a764&CommunityKey=e54b07fe-0e40-4c0c-a8e4-25d744d979b5&tab=digestviewer Once again we lost. At this point we are like the Cleveland Browns, we field a team every year thinking "this is the year" "it's going to be different this time" and the NPs just keep beating our brains out and we lose like we were born to lose while they win for simply showing up.
  8. Turns out we don't have to worry about any of this. The NPs march forward at breakneck speed and we are stuck in the 1970s. https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2847 See below posted on AAPA Huddle: Posted 3 hours ago REPLY TO DISCUSSIONOPTIONS DROPDOWN Dear Colleagues, I wanted to provide some additional information about the important development at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As we shared last night, the VA has finalized a rule that gives advanced practice registered nurses, with the exception of nurse anesthetists, full practice authorit
  9. The AAPA was "supposed" to have gotten PAs included in the original language. Obviously they failed at that. It would have been 100x easier if they had done so but now the AAPA will have to start from ground zero and start the process for the very beginning for PAs. If the AAPA couldn't get PAs added to the language of this rule then how on earth will they be able to get an entire separate rule enacted for PAs? I'll be shocked if in a year from now they have gotten PAs included. In fact, I'll bet that I could enroll in NP school and graduate quicker than the AAPA gets this fixed.
  10. New grad is a different story, but with 1 year + experience in IM or FP (as a practice owner) if you can't see 20+ patients a day then I don't need you as an employee. If we assume a salary of $100k then it takes an average volume of 12-14 patients per day simply to cover your salary, work comp ins., payroll taxes, malpractice ins, etc (this doesn't include your share of the building/facility expense, nursing expenses, supplies, or billing costs which are generally 6-8% of gross receivables). At 20 patients a day you are making roughly $30-$40k profit for the practice a year. You are making
  11. I couldn't disagree more with the above statement. I opened my own practice 5 years ago and fought with all of my might to get it going and keep it going for the first two years. When we finally turned the corner at the 2 year mark we have thrived and have not looked back. At the 3 year mark I hired my best friend from PA school and we grew even more. About a year later we opened a second location and hired a third PA, now that location is starting to thrive as well. In Feb I purchased a new 6,000 square foot facility, new ultrasound machine, new x-ray machine, started a new CLIA lab ($35
  12. I just opened a Family Practice Clinic "Madisonville Primary Care Group" 06 Sept2011. We have been open six weeks now and just sent out our first billing to Medicare. Based on average reimbursements vs. billing I am 99% confident that we are already breaking even. That includes the fact that we were only seeing 3-6 patients a day for the first 3 weeks. I did no marketing ahead of time because I wanted it to be a slow start. We had a brand new EMR (eMDs that cost $20,000), and brand new staff and IT company that needed to learn the EMR. We are in a very small town (pop. 5000) and have jus
  13. Really? That is an out of this world number! I have an SP who is willing to do it for $1,000 - $1,500 per month flat rate. Later when we are profitable we havediscussed possibly doing 10% of the NET. To pay the SP 18% of the gross is the same as paying 36-40% of thenet. There is no real money to be madeby doing that. You would be taking 100%of the business risk and 90% of the malpractice risk and essentially make thesame money or less than you would as an employee in the SP's clinic. All of the risk and responsibility, verylittle upside potential, the SP makes a lot of money for doing ve
  14. Physasst, Leave it to you to make this into a Lift vs. Right debate. That was never the point of this thread or even the one quote that you seized upon out of all of my posts here. You believe any number, poll, DNC talking point, MSNBC talking head, or whatever you want to believe. I don't care to hear it. Your opinion on any issue or discussion is informed first and foremost by your political ideology. That's fine with me - I couldn't care less what you believe. If you believe that monkeys fly; then great. All I would ask is that you not come onto a thread that I started and try to tr
  15. Exactly right. I thought that was a little naive when I read Heme's comment, but didn't want to start an argument.
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