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  1. This looks like an update to the report I posted: https://www.aapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Issue-brief_Practice-Ownership_0117.pdf It looks like any "non-PA" can be the owner of at least 1% to allow billing to medicare. Am I reading this right? Thank you!
  2. Hi everyone -- Does anyone have any insight on PA owned practices and payments from medicaid/medicare? The AAPA report listed here: https://issuu.com/paassist/docs/aapa_summary_of_physician_assistant_ownership is from 2011 and it states that 1% must be owned by a physician in order to be paid by medicare. There are articles stating that the AAPA is working to change this. Does anyone know if this has been changed? I am struggling to find any concrete information on this. Thank you for any insight, Alison
  3. Hey all --- I graduated in 2011 and have only done Urgent Care. I'm transitioning into primary care and I'm looking for good resources to refresh myself. I went to the EM Boot camp and Advanced EM boot camp and they were amazing conferences to catapult you into emergency medicine. Is there something like this for Primary Care? I'm sure a lot of it will be the problem solving that I do every day in UC, but there is so much about diabetes, cholesterol, depression, HTN, BPH, etc that I am so unfamiliar with. Any suggestions? Thank you!
  4. Anyone have examples of loan repayment options provided by your hospital? I plan to discuss this in my contract negotiations. The physicians get 100,000 dollars to put toward loans or a house at sign on. The PAs get nothing. I did get a ten thousand dollar sign on bonus but its not stated to be for loans or house specifically like the docs. Pay is great- over 100 in second year. Time off is great- 7 on 7 off. But they are having a hard time retaining PAs after the 2 year contract expires-- so I might have a little leverage with that. Any experience or suggestions can help. Thanks so much. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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    Most Recent Data- PAs in EM

    Thank you! I have looked through all of their resources and they mention the cost effectiveness, but nowhere does it list the source. Any idea where I can find articles that have proven the cost effectiveness? Or is it simply, PAs make less money, so if a PA is doing the exact same job as a physician would do, it is therefore cost effective?
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    Most Recent Data- PAs in EM

    Hi Everyone, I am a second year PA student who is very interested in working in EM. Unfortunately, I am moving to a remote small town that does not welcome PAs or NPs into their ED. Being the type of person who doesn't take no for an answer, I'm looking for as much data as possible to strengthen my argument. Unfortunately, most of the research out there appears to be more social -- Patient Satisfaction-- and I've had a difficult time finding the hard data to prove that we increase efficiency and decrease costs. I was wondering if any of you know of any articles discussing these topics? Thank you for any help you can provide- Alison
  7. It seems that you are in very good company on this forum. These are folks who won't fold on you in a tough fight. Glad to be one of the good guys & girls.

  8. like the like thinking alisons104, have notived roman6163 has it on the line as a rule as well. keep your powder dry and stay off the ridge line.

  9. Hey Thanks! I felt like our system needed a little bit of defense. I'm not much of a debate star so having some support is nice! Thank you!

  10. Nice comeback on your U.S. ER wait time average.


    Unfortunately, probably won't change any of the bleeding heart's minds, though.


    Keep up the good work!

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    med school curriculum vs. pa

    I find those courses and exercises pointless as well. I would rather be in rotations, learning from my preceptor and real-life situations than watching some actor in a lecture hall. But, to each his own, I guess. As long as they don't saturate our education with this stuff, and stretch it evenly among teaching techniques, I'm happy.

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