WCH Uncovers Discrepancy in NY Physician Assistant Supervision Requirements
WCH's recent findings regarding the discrepancy between the New York State Education Department and the New York Medicaid program have brought to light the need for greater collaboration and coordination between these two regulatory bodies. This issue has far-reaching implications, as it affects not only physicians and their assistants but also patients who rely on these healthcare providers for quality care.
At the heart of the matter is the number of physician assistants that can be supervised by one physician. While the Education Department allows for at least four PAs per license, the Medicaid program mandates only two. This inconsistency raises concerns about the quality of care that patients may receive, as well as the potential for increased administrative burdens for physicians.
WCH recognizes the importance of this issue and is committed to working with Medicaid's policy bureau unit to determine the correct number of PAs that one physician can supervise.
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