Physician Assistant Collaboration And Reimbursement
The bill establishes requirements for health benefit plans related to health-care services provided by physician assistants and reimbursement for such services.
The bill also modifies the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician by removing the supervision requirement and replacing it with a requirement that a physician assistant collaborate with a physician. Formal collaboration with a physician is required only for a physician assistant with fewer than 5,760 hours of practice experience or who is beginning practice in a new specialty.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)