Physician Assistants to Deliver Next Gen, Value-based Health Care

Creating more positive legal, regulatory and employment environments for physician assistants (PAs), a stronger PA brand and voice, and improving member satisfaction are among the top goals of the American Academy of Physician Assistants this year, high-level members of the organization said in opening remarks at IMPACT 2013.

“I suggest you buckle your seatbelts. Healthcare is changing in so many ways and we are in for the ride of our lives,” AAPA President Elect Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, said during the opening session of the House of Delegates. “I urge you not to hold on too tight or close your eyes. You should be able to hear, see and feel the changes, despite the fact that they are coming so fast.”

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), along with both government and market forces are driving efforts to repair a broken U.S. healthcare system “faster than anyone anticipated or was prepared for,” according to Herman.

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Source: The Clinical Advisor