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Out of State News
- 9 Reasons To Attend ASM Membership Meeting & Acupuncture Needling Technique Class
- ASM Annual Membership Meeting plus CE Class with Xiao Ming Cheng
- ASA and the NCCAOM Endorse the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023
- The ASA and the NCCAOM Endorse the Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023
- Reps. Chu, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act of 2023
House Bill 1490 has been introduced and referred to the House Professional Licensure Committee
House Bill 1490 has been introduced and referred to the House Professional Licensure Committee....
Promoting Efficiency and Equity within CMS Program
Download the PDF HERE to view the ASA-NCCAOM CMS RFI – Health Equity November 2022
Benefits of Medicare: Provider Status for Acupuncturists
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The Acupuncture for Our Seniors Act H.R. 4803 Fact Sheet
H.R. 4803 – Fact Sheet HR4803 Fact Sheet (Chinese)
Here’s how your patients can help move HR4803 – Patient Testimonial Kit
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“If you thoroughly investigate the pathomechanism there will be no illness for which you will fail to give the appropriate treatment.”
– Huangdi Neijing Suwen
The APA acknowledges and respects all traditions of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. We believe that cooperation and strength among practitioners and supporters will ensure that this ancient and modern medical profession will retain its integrity. Anyone can advocate for safe and effective acupuncture. As licensed acupuncturists, we advocate our practices. As leaders in the field, we step up, learn, and contribute to the local, state, and national efforts to maintain standards while improving the profession.
By protecting the legal status to practice acupuncture in Pennsylvania, The APA aims to enhance the quality of health care for people in our state. The APA membership fees support our dynamic lobbyist team that has removed the mandated secondary oversight and limitation on practice. Understanding the legislative process and taking action is one way the APA serves Pennsylvanian acupuncturists and strengthens the practice of acupuncture as a medicine.
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By joining the APA, you also become a member of the ASA. Collectively, you become an essential part of a statewide and national powerhouse that serves to elevate licensed acupuncturists and advance the profession as a medicine.
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We depend upon the generosity of our members, sponsors, and others to help us fund our work. It takes time and money to manage a membership association. If you have been positively impacted by authentic acupuncture practices, please consider contributing to our efforts to educate patients, the public, and policy makers. Visit our Make a Donation page for more information.
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We depend upon the generosity of our members and other individuals to help us fund our efforts. It takes time and money to fight for legislative issues at a State level, stay on top of issues regarding our profession, and create relationships with legislators. If you have been positively impacted by authentic acupuncture practices, please consider contributing to our efforts to educate policy makers on how they can best support our profession. Visit our PAC Donation page for more information.
Important information about your Membership & Updates to the Web Platform
We are writing today with some exciting news. We have been working with our tech team at MacDragon Design & Hosting to move onto our new ASA web platform since early this year. With hardwork and good timing, it is looking like we will be the first state to launch on the new platform!
We want to start by thanking you for your patience and apologize for any frustration you may have previously encountered on the APA web site. It is important to remember that despite these website issues your membership benefits with the Association of Professional Acupuncturists in PA have not gone away. In fact we have been working diligently behind the scenes boosting up the members’ benefits section and are reaching out today with very exciting news to announce. We are in the home stretch and….
The new website will be launching VERY soon!!!
Within the next few weeks you will receive another email from us giving you access to the new members benefits page and the updated legislative news. There will also be detailed instructions to guide you through the new log-in process, instruct you on how to update your membership and personal profile, and walk you through the required new payment settings.
What additional benefits will the new website platform offer beyond the existing ones?
Better integrations with the ASA national page as well as other ASA member state associations.
The newly coordinated state websites will allow:
more relevant content, including more cross-promotion of news, events and membership information
ease of finding additional CEU opportunities via these expanded connections
facilitate financial transactions for all events
A Classifieds and Open Jobs Board to post rentals, job opportunities, and acupuncture related items for sale, etc
A News & Advocacy section to read more about legislation, advocacy, medicare updates, and more both state and nation wide
A resources area to find resources pertaining to patients, practitioners, and policy makers
And, becoming a new member or renewing your current membership (or even a lapsed one!) will be so easy. We will now be using Stripe as our payment gateway for all membership dues and donations to our PAC. This will be a game changer we know you will love!
Your ongoing support is what drives us to continue working to secure YOUR future as a professional acupuncturist in the state of Pennsylvania and to provide the best possible services to our members.
The more we grow the more we can do and the new website will help take us there!
Please keep an eye out for the next email in this process, which will be labeled ‘Letter #2’.
Your APA Penn Board of Directors
Heather Shultz, L.Ac, President
Yanqun Zhong, MD, L.Ac., Vice President
Linda Silva, L.OM.,Treasurer
Jan Wilson, L.OM., Secretary
BJ Putnam, L.OM., Board Member
Jaime Kahn Gordon, L.OM., Board Member