PA: Reimbursement: Reducing the clinician-coder Gap

MAPA CME opportunity

Recieve 2 hours of AAPA CME at

PA: Reimbursement: Reducing the clinician-coder Gap

AAPC Annapolis Chapter
11/15/16 from 6-8pm
Location: Anne Arundel Medical Center
201 Defense Highway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
contact person Atena Artenie <>

AAPC Frederick Chapter
12/15/16 5-7 pm
MAS/Frederick News Post Bldg
351 Ballenger Center Dr
Frederick, MD 21703
contact person Barbara Luciani <>

These presentations are also approved for 2 hours of CEUs for coders. Bring your coder and start a team approach to billing for your services!

4 CME Category 1 Credits

Saturday October 29, 2016.  

The State of the Physician.

 Unlocking the complexities of "Burnout"  

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Welcome to MAPA’S New Board Members

We would like to welcome our new Board Members 

President: Mark Mckinnon

Vice President: Tara Mahan

Treasurer: Lynda Mettee

Pubic Relations: Jill Heckendorf

 Diversity: Bamoyo Nkongolo

We will have the date for our next Board Meeting soon, all our welcome to attend.  We encourage everyone to get involved!

Legislative Update


  It worked! As a result of your and AAPA’s advocacy efforts, the Senate HELP Committee will consider legislation tomorrow that will permit PAs and NPs to prescribe buprenorphine for the  treatment of opioid addiction.
 The amended TREAT Act (S. 1455) does not include a demonstration program. It amends federal law to
 affirmatively authorize PAs to prescribe buprenorphine, treating PAs, NPs, and physicians in the same
manner, while deferring to State law.
Before receiving a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction,
all qualified providers (PAs, NPs, and physicians) must complete 24 hours of training in the treatment and
management of opiate-dependent patients. AAPA is listed as one of the organizations who can provide
the training. Additionally, the Senate HELP Committee will consider Mental Health Reform legislation, which recognizes the interface between primary care and behavioral healthcare, as well as the critical role of PAs in behavioral healthcare through the following provisions:
*Includes PAs in the mental health career development strategic plan
*Acknowledges PAs among the healthcare providers who may serve on mental health/substance abuse advisory councils established through the legislation
*Identifies PAs with experience treating serious mental illness as potential members of a new Inter-Departmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee
*Adds PAs in the development of model programs and materials for training healthcare providers on appropriate disclosures to family, friends, or other caregivers of individuals suffering from mental illness or substance abuse disorders.

Again, thank you. Your advocacy made a difference. We look forward to continuing to work with you as this important legislation progresses.

Should you have any additional questions, comments or concerns please contact Sandy directly at .


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