Welcome to the Hawaii Academy of Physician Assistants
HAPA is the Hawaii state chapter of the
The American Academy
of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
which represents PAs on the
Membership includes Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant students, as well as
supporters of the profession.
|HAPA News Updates|
Role: primarily function as a medic on an emergency support vessel to the Mega Expedition fleet
Dates: 29th of July through the 29th of August.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort
AAPA Revises Model State Legislation for PAs
June 1, 2015
AAPA’s Advocacy Commission recently approved an update to AAPA’s Model State Legislation for PAs (Model Law). The revisions were drafted by a diverse seven-member workgroup of PA volunteers over the course of several months. Generally, the updates modernize the language used to describe the profession and PA practice. Revisions include replacing the term “supervision” with “collaboration.”
Thanks to the advocacy efforts of AAPA and its members, PAs won a significant victory when the Medicare reauthorization legislation was signed into law by President Obama on April 16. This represents the most significant Medicare reform in decades and long sought-after improvements to PA practice. LEARN MORE »
Online Registration for the 27th Annual Aloha Medical Conference is now available.
You can also click the Conferences Tab on the Main Menu above for more informatiion. The Conference Schedule and list of topics is now available.
SB 790 (POLST) bill was held by Consumer Protection in the Senate and SB 805 (removing the sunset provision) was held by CPN in the House after passing the Senate committees and crossing over. We will have to revisit these next legislative session.
Key aspects of the fee schedule rule impacting PAs include:
A new CMS policy to allow patients who are treated exclusively by PAs to be assigned to accountable care organizations under Medicare’s shared savings program.Increased employment flexibility for PAs who deliver care in certified rural health clinics, allowing PAs to work as independent contractors as long as at least one authorized professional is a W-2 employee of the clinic.
Inclusion of PAs as covered medical professionals for performing Medicare’s newly added telemedicine services and for chronic care management service.
Please join or renew your membership and support HAPA in 2015. HAPA has been representing PAs in Hawaii for over 25 years! We have Secure Online Membership registration and payment. HAPA dues are among the lowest in the country at $50/year. We haven't raised our dues in 20 years, because we want to encourage membership. HAPA is an all volunteer organization.
Situations, like the one that Hawaii PAs are faced with now re: schedule II drugs, are just one reason to support HAPA, but HAPA needs your support even when things are going well.
HAPA has represented Hawaii PAs for over 25 years and has been instrumental in working with the community, physicians, legislators and the Hawaii Medical Board in protecting PAs scope of practice and moving the profession forward with changing times. Additionally we are the State Constituent Organization working in partnership with the AAPA. The Partnership in State Advocacy has given a national voice and support of the national organization, which adds credibility to our concerns. Please support HAPA through membership
|The 27th Annual Aloha Medical Conference takes place 10/26-10/30/2015.
For hotel reservations at the Sheraton Waikiki book herebook here. We look forward to seeing you here for 25 hours of Cat I CME on the beaches of Waikiki. For conference registration click here.
See you at the conference.
The Sheraton group rate is $245/night plus 13.9 % room tax and $20 resort fee. (Includes parking)
PO Box 30355
Collette Kuntz, PA-C
HAPA President Elect
For general information contact:
Conference Committee Chair