Physician Assistants and Allied Health Personnel: A physician assistant is a skilled person, qualified by academic training in an accredited program and by practical training to provide patient services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician who is ultimately responsible for the performance of that assistant. Reimbursement for services performed by a physician assistant should be made directly to the responsible physician. While greater use of non-physician personnel can improve the system, responsibility for care must be clearly defined if various personnel are to work together effectively to provide high quality services for the patient (Council on Medical Education, p 97, and Council on Socioeconomics, p 181, I-94; reaffirmed CME Rep. 4-A-04; reaffirmed CM-PDHCA Rep. 2-A-14).
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October 07, 2016