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Salary Update: PAs and NPs May Earn More in 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule that will update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare physician fee schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2015. Read more

5 Things to Know About Nurse Practitioners

It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week, which recognizes the more than 192,000 NPs practicing in the United States today. These healthcare professionals can prescribe medicine in all 50 states and provided care to more than 900 million patients in 2012. Here are some important facts about NPs. Read more

PAs Provide Quality Care and Improve Outcomes

As we continue down the path of healthcare reform and new delivery models, quality and value are two ingredients that will be measured and tracked. It is critical that PA performance and quality be measured in an objective fashion as these new models of care are developed nationwide. Read more

5 Benefits of Employing a Physician Assistant

PAs are in greater need than ever before as more Americans gain access to healthcare and the physician shortage increases. Here are five benefits of employing a PA at your facility. Read more

What NPs and PAs Should Look For in a Locum Tenens Agency

Locum tenens assignments are a great way for you to gain experience and earn some extra cash. However, with so many staffing companies clamoring for your attention, you may have questions about which one is right for you. This checklist of questions to ask can help. Read more

ACA Increases Demand for NPs Specializing in Psychiatry

Insurance companies are now required to cover mental health care and substance abuse treatment, thanks to new provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- and the demand for nurse practitioners who specialize in psychiatry is greater than ever before. Read more

When a Temporary NP Assignment Turns into a Full-Time Job

A career as a nurse practitioner took Patricia Maybee to the other side of the world — and a locum tenens assignment helped her come back. Here’s how a temporary assignment helped her to find a permanent position, as well as a passion for tribal healthcare. Read more

Visit us at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference in Nashville

The conference is not only a great way to keep up with the latest clinical trends but also to learn about the many nurse practitioner jobs available across the country. Read more

AAPA Impact 2014: Locum Tenens for Any Stage of Your PA Career

It’s a great conference here in Boston, where about 5,000 physician assistants are attending AAPA Impact 2014. I’m thrilled to share my experiences working as a locum tenens PA. Read more

2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference in Boston

Later this week, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) will kick off the largest PA-focused CME event in the world. Attendees of the 2014 AAPA Impact Conference can earn up to 40 hours of CME and hear from some of the leading minds in medicine, including surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande. Read more