OTP - Optimal Team Practice

    Optimal Team Practice (OTP) is on the horizon. The OSPA supports OTP as it expands access to care and aligns the PA profession to the current healthcare marketplace. OTP was featured in 2 different sessions at the 2018 OSPA Fall CME. here's a fact sheet on OTP!

    The OSPA continues to be busy representing the needs of Oregon's PAs.
    Click Here for a List of 2017 OSPA Achievements!


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    Please Consider an End of the Year Contribution to the OSPA Political Action Committee (PAC)

    The OSPA PAC provides the OSPA with access to the legislators who can assist us in turning our PA Dreams into Realities (Laws)

    Give $50 or $500 or anything in between. By doing so, you'll continue to strengthen Oregon's PA community.

    To reach the PAC Contribution Page, please Click Here.

    The OSPA Summer 2018 Newsletter is Here

    The OSPA hosted 2 Regional OTP Dinners in January and February (Grants Pass and Bend) - with each very well attended. Stay tuned for further meeting dates and locations.

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    Membership Renewals - Join or Renew Your OSPA Membership

    We need/want all PAs in Oregon to discover why the OSPA is their professional home! Join Now and your membership will be activated until the end of 2019! Sign in to your account and Renew Online Today or you may Renew/Join online, or click here to download a printed application.

    No other professional society advocates exclusively for the needs of Oregon PAs. Here's the current OSPA Leadership.

    OSPA's Accomplishments
    * Hospital admitting privileges for PAs
    * Streamlined rules for PAs prescribing Suboxone
    * PAs can now dispense CIII & IV medications

    * Supported tax credits for rural PAs
    * Is moving forward on Optimal Team Practice (OTP) in Oregon - Your Future
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    • 31 Dec 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      The field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) is changing rapidly. On January 1, 2019, PAs will be able to follow patients and their families on to hospice. PAs have been part of the work in the development of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, a national set of guidelines created by the leading organizations in our field of hospice and palliative medicine. These revised Guidelines now include PAs as members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and represent a significant change in PA practice. It is a meaningful moment for Pas, as well as our patients, and their caregivers. However, due to the lack of a certification process, PAs have already seen barriers to practice in multiple settings where palliative medicine is part of the skill set necessary to take care of patients. 

      Here are some reasons to give your vote of advocacy by doing this survey:

      • We want to keep our profession on an equal footing with other members of the interdisciplinary team and in optimal team practice models.

      • Serious illness patients in almost every specialty require primary palliative care medicine, and we are the only other members of the IDT to practice in the medical model to provide this vital care.

      • There is no existing survey that captures this important information, which is essential to collect data on skills and knowledge of palliative care medicine including - end-of-life care and hospice.

      • In order to overcome workforce barriers and address critical shortages in the healthcare arena for the 21st century, you can help us to assure the PA profession on the medical team and in every facility, including the capacity for research and leadership.

      Thank you for your participation and support. We are improving opportunities in the 21st century healthcare arena, and we need your vote of advocacy!

      Please pass the survey link on to our colleagues as soon as possible:

      PA's In Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine 2019 Survey


      PAHPM Board of Directors 2018-2019

      Greetings PA colleagues:


      Please consider a charitable donation to your profession and PAHPM!

      Learn more about palliative care and prepare yourself for the 21st century healthcare world!

      JOIN US & BECOME A PART OF THE CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE!


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    Optimal Team Practice (OTP) -
    Do You Know All You Need To?

         If you are not up-to-date on current PA issues we strongly suggest you research the issue of Optimal Team Practice (OTP) which was passed by the AAPA House of Delegates in 2017 largely based on problems mentioned above. Let us know if you have questions. JOIN OSPA, if only for a couple years until we resolve this threat, WE NEED YOU AS A MEMBER OF OSPA TO HELP US RESOLVE THIS THREAT TO PATIENT CARE. This is a problem that is growing very quickly. No one else will work to protect your interests in this matter. Let us show you what we can do together, and we trust you will decide to remain an OSPA member.

    OTP - Some Background Information

    Salishan CME Photos

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