Physician assistants: scope of practice, regulation and reimbursement

J Med Pract Manage. Sep-Oct 2002;18(2):81-5.


This article details the regulatory statutes that define the scope of practice of physician assistants and the realities of their function in clinical practice. It describes the certification and credentialing processes and the level of reimbursement as a function of the practice setting and the type of payor.

MeSH terms

  • Certification
  • Humans
  • Job Description*
  • Liability, Legal
  • Medicare
  • Physician Assistants / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Physician Assistants / organization & administration
  • Physician Assistants / standards
  • Reimbursement Mechanisms*
  • United States