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Reimbursement Seminar - March 31, 2011

Reimbursement and Utilization of Physician Assistants in Hospital and Outpatient (private) Settings: New Rules, New Opportunities


A seminar explaining ways to maximize the reimbursement and utilization of PA's in practice. 

 Michael Powe
VP of Reimbursement and Professional Advocacy

Josanne Pagel, PA-C
Director of PA Services
Cleveland Clinic


Thursday, March 31, 2011
8:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Sheraton Suites
1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

$75.00 Per Person

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All participants will learn about:

  • Reimbursement rules related to Medicare, Medicaid, and private third party payers
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Joint Commission requirements
  • Medicare's condition of participation regulations
  • How to best utilize PAs
    1.  The training, certification licensing and privileging
    2.  Measures necessary befor a PA begins practice
    3.  Four areas of utilizatino of PAs in your system
    4.  Reporting structures of the PA to physicians and administrators

Hospital administrators will learn to understand and develop the productivity expectations and metrics by which the value of PAs' is assessed within the institutions and learn the answers to FAQ's:

  • What is shared billing?
  • Can a pre-op H&P performed by a PA be separately billed?
  • Can PAs bill for discharge summaries?
  • When can I bill for "incident to"?
  • How is the 1500 form filled out on an "incident to" claim?
  • Are PAs abel to bill high level evaluation and management codes and consultations?

Seminar Speaker:

Michael Powe, Vice President of Reimbursement and Professional Advocacy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants.   

Mr. Powe works with health care policy issues, third party payment concerns and Medicare, Medicaid programs and various State and Federal regulatory Agencies.   He also serves as AAPA's staff liaison to the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel and Relative Value Update Committee.  He is the author if the book, Physician Assistant Third Party Coverage and is an adjunct assistant professor at the George Washington University Division of Health Sciences in Washington DC.

Josanne Pagel is the Director of PA Services at the Cleveland Clinic.  She oversees PA practice, policy, reimbursement and onboarding of new PAs.  She serves as the Chairperson of the Governmental Affairs committee and Pharmacology CME Conference committee of the OAPA.  She consults with large hospital systems throughout the U.S. on best practices for PAs.  Josanne sits on various admission committees for PA programs and is a registered Karuna Reiki Master and Teacher.

OAPA is applying for Four (4 ) Category I CME credits.  Total number of approved hours yet to be determined.

This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 4 continuing education hours.  Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

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Registration deadline is March 25, 2011.

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