There has been a significant rise in hate crimes and violence against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the nation and in California. More than 3,000 hate incidents against AAPIs have been reported since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
CAPA Statement

CAPA Statement

In the wake of the wrongful death of George Floyd, the California Academy of PAs (CAPA) joins those calling for systemic reform on the use of deadly force by law enforcement and increased review of discriminatory practices. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed ...
DCA’s Latest Waivers Impact PAs

DCA’s Latest Waivers Impact PAs

DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS ISSUES EMERGENCY ORDER IN RESPONSE TO CAPA REQUEST  In response to CAPA’s request to Governor Newsom sent on March 25th, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) issued yesterday a formal emergency waiver and guidance on PA supervision requirements.  Key points of the waiver include:   RATIO OF PHYSICIANS/PAs SUSPENDED: There is no limit to the number of ...
The coronavirus pandemic is straining the medical system.

The coronavirus pandemic is straining the medical system.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has made “meet the moment” a mantra during the coronavirus crisis. He has been impressive in pushing stay-at-home orders, acquiring protective equipment and ventilators, expanding the health care workforce, and keeping the state’s interest above egos and partisan rivalries in collaborating with ...
Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services

Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a video, “Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services,” which provides an overview of services that can be provided to Medicare patients via telehealth under the 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response ...