Originally Posted by Ferocity
Virginia, for example, also classifies podiatrists separately from physicians but allows them to supervise a PA. How does that even make any sense?
That is incorrect. I practiced in VA for years and Podiatrists CAN NOT supervise PAs. Sure they can supervise their own MAs, but they can't and shouldn' bill for services they provide to your patients. This is unlike a PA who can round on patients, then their boss can bill for those services there are not physically present for and then countersign the records. BIG difference.
One of my colleagues was brought before the Board of Medicine for this and even though the way it's written is a little ambiguous, Pods can't bill for services unless THEY provide them.