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The Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants serves the needs of PAs and PA Students who work or reside in the state of Virginia. VAPA’s Web site serves its members and the public by providing a forum for services and ideas designed to strengthen and promote the PA profession throughout Virginia. MORE....

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Fall 2014 Conference

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Save the date:
October 6-12 – PA Week
November 8-9 – VAPA 3rd Annual Fall CME, Hotel Roanoke
February 4, 2015 – MSV White Coats On Call – PA Day
March 5-7, 2015 – AAPA Leadership & Advocacy Summit
May 23-27, 2015 – AAPA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA
July 26-31, 2015 – VAPA Summer CME Conference, Virginia Beach

PA Week 2014 - America needs PAs!
That’s the theme the AAPA is promoting right now. It goes without saying, but Virginia needs PAs, too. We are the workforce that is trained and ready to go to help meet this Commonwealth’s health care needs. PA Week is the time we celebrate our profession. Make sure your voice is heard by getting involved. Join committees in your area of employment, join VAPA if you haven’t already, support a PA program near you by being a preceptor. There are so many ways to advocate for the profession and one of the key elements is YOU!

White Coats on Call
VAPA will advocate for the PA profession with our physician partners at MSV at the General Assembly in Richmond on February 4, 2015. Watch the legislative tab for important updates of current legislation and check the MSV website for registration information.

VAPA Summer CME Conference!
Thanks for helping make our 2014 Conference a Huge Success! Click here for evaluations and certificates

2014 VAPA Awards
The Award Winners have been announced. Click here for details!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the regulations for chart signatures in for PAs in VA?
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I want to get involved in global health, where do I start?
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How do I know which contact hours are accredited/approved?
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What are the new CME requirements, and what do they mean to me?
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I am moving to Virginia. How can I obtain an application for a license and how long does the process take?
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VAPA has never done anything for me. Why should I join/renew my membership now?
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Who should attend White Coats On Call?
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How many PAs can a Virginia physician supervise?
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HHS Grants to help veterans get jobs as physician assistants

Can a physician assistant sign a DNR form?
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Incident-to billing is very confusing. Can you please explain it again?
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VAPA advocates for all Virginia PAs, keeping you apprised of changing regulations. Be first to know about legislative successes! Maintain your professional investment and show your support with membership. It is never too late to renew membership! Simply click on the link in the column on the left to renew or join.

Effective July 1, 2013: DME/New Face-to-Face Documentation Requirements

On November 16, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new requirement that certain items of durable medical equipment (DME) can only be ordered after the physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist has had a face-to-face encounter with the patient to asses, evaluate, and/or treat the patient for the medical condition that supports the need for the DME product.

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