It got REAL at the American Academy of PAs meeting in Las Vegas. PAs rock Health 3.0…and suffer the same slings and arrows that make 2.0 suck.

This includes what I consider to be one of the great overreaches of the bean counters and bureaucrats: “maintenance of certification” — a moneymaking scam with little real relevance to patient safety or professional accountability. Am I off-base? Comment!

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3 Responses to “Is Maintenance of Certification a SCAM? PA Peeps Gone Wild!”

  1. gayshooter

    We constantly hear about evidence-based medicine. Any evidence to support all this testing?

  2. Jennifer Bein Rowlinson

    There are still Associate Degree and Online PA programs out there that can sit for the PANCE upon completion. We need to be very careful about where we go with deregulation of maintenance of certification. We need to decrease costs for the PA and tailor the maintenance, but step carefully into FPA and less defined maintenance. I fear our profession could take two steps forward then many back.

  3. joshua kinnunen

    I have APRN licenses in two states and they both require me to carry a regular RN license as well. That’s akin to telling a paramedic that they also must carry an EMT-Basic ticket as well. Feels like a state money grab to me