Signed Into Law – A Provision that Allows PAs to Manage and Provide Hospice Care
Congress passed and the President signed into law a provision that allows PAs to manage and provide hospice care to Medicare patients. This success comes after years of hard work led by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Special thanks to California Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) for his leadership on this issue. Hospice wasn’t the only hard-fought, significant victory. The new law also allows PAs to supervise cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program.