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Thank You to Everyone that attended the Annual Meeting.  

Because of you, our organization is able to move forward in working to make RI the best  place to be a PA!

  Medicare FraudAre You At Risk?

The Office of Inspector General is cracking down on improper billing and has hired hundreds of investigators to recoup millions of dollars in improper payments and fines.

We have started a Reimbursement series to help keep you out of trouble and assist you with proper billing procedures for PAs.

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                     The Future of PA Practice In RI

     April 11th was truly an outstanding day when it comes to determining the future of PA practice in RI.  It was an incredible powerhouse of leadership from the AAPA, NCCPA, Department of Health and Rhode Island Medical Society in a a series of meetings that transpired throughout the day.   Read the Rest

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Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistant’s website.

Hello Everyone,

My name is Emma Banks and I am the current president of the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants.  We are a professional organization that serves the PAs of the state of Rhode Island.  This is an exciting year for us, as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary as an organization.  I am honored to represent all of you and want thank you for being members or welcome you to join if you haven't already. 

This year, we will continue to offer CME events, celebrate our profession during PA week in October and monitor PA legislature as it applies both to practicing PAs and the patients we serve.  Please feel free to use the many links and resources on our website and contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Emma Banks PA-C

President, RIAPA

We Are The RIAPA 

PAs are health care professionals who are licensed to practice medicine in collaboration with physicians. PAs have become an integral part of the medical team over the years, offering increased access to high quality health care for the patient.

We are a professional organization that serves the PA community in Rhode Island. We provide resources for professional development and advocate for public policy issues affecting both the PA profession and the patients we serve.

Please use our website as an informational tool for updates on legislation, membership, and upcoming events.

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