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Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AAPA Letter to Adm Verma »
A few weeks ago, the AMA and other medical groups sent the attached letter asking CMS to sunset the waivers related to sc...
Thursday, August 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Extends Application Deadline »
HHS Extends Application Deadline for Medicaid Providers and Plans to Reopen Portal to Certain Medicare Providers As...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA COVID-19 Updates »
Provider Relief Fund Medicaid CHIP Fact Sheet MH Provider Thank You Letter
Friday, July 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call Your Senator TODAY! »
Please call your State Senator TODAY!   The Massachusetts State Senate has just released S.2769, An A...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Removing Barriers to Care for Physician Assistants »
Dear MAPA Members, First of all we want to thank you for your continued work during the COVID-19 Pandemic and we hope y...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Maximizing Healthcare Providers »
Click here to view the latest statement from MA Gov. Charlie Baker
Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Update for Hospice Care »
CME Update to allow PAs to write orders for Hospice
Wednesday, September 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vaping Associated Lung Disease »
A number of states have reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cases of severe pulmonary di...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Clarification on PA Authorized Prescriptions »
As a reminder, since November 4, 2012, authorized prescriptions issued by a Physician Assistant(s) (PA) DO NOT require a p...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2019 Physician Assistant Advocacy Day »
The Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA) invites you to join us for Physician Assistant Advocacy...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA Files Bills for the 2019 Legislative Session »
View more information about the bills filed by clicking on the links below: S.1050/H.1686 An Act Relative to Physic...
Monday, October 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA Does Not Support Question 1 »
MAPA is not in support of Question 1, a ballot that will be on the November election for Massachusetts voters. To fin...
Thursday, May 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA Legislative Update – May 2018 »
As you know, MAPA filed legislation this session, H.3205 and S.1085, An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psy...
Thursday, April 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We have one week before our bill’s extended deadline of May 4th EXPIRES! We urgently need PAs to contact the Joint Committ...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA Lobby Day 2018 »
MAPA Lobby Day 2018 was a huge success – 210 students visited the State House to advocate for our bill. Representative Mar...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extension Granted – Legislative Update on Section 12/35 »
We are pleased to announce that our bill H.3205/S.1085 was granted an extension last week by the Joint Committee on Mental...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Law Permits PAs to Provide Hospice Care to Medicare Patients »
Contact: Berit Mansour, 571-319-4394, ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 9, 2018) – This morning, Congress passe...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert Update »
Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact Senator Cindy Friedman and Representative Denise Garlick to encourage t...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
MAPA Update & Action Alert: TIME SENSITIVE  »
We Need Your Help! We urgently need PAs to contact the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse; e-mail or c...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amendment to Policy 15-05, Prescribing Practices Policy and Guidelines »
MAPA is pleased to share that last week the Board of Registration of Medicine amended their regulations to align with fede...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Updated on Bills & Hearings »
Our bills H.3205 and S.1085, An Act enabling physician assistants to authorize psychiatric and substance abuse holds, whic...
Monday, May 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Action Alert: Proposed Regulations Recognize PAs as Primary Care Clinicians under MassHealth! »
Legislative Update (1) Proposed Regulations Recognize PAs as Primary Care Clinicians under MassHealth! As you kn...
Friday, February 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation Update: MAPA has two pieces of legislation for the 2017-2018 season »
The Massachusetts State Legislature just began the start of its new two-year session, and MAPA is prioritizing two pieces...
Monday, September 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation Update: PAs gain the ability to sign death certificates »
The MAPA Board is pleased to announce that the introduced as outside section 48 to the FY17 state budget allowing PAs to s...