PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
– Tracy Bingaman, MSPAS, PA-C
What you didn’t learn in PA school: how to pitch a raise, prove your value to your employer and land that raise you’ve been dreaming of. PAs graduate school with an incredible array of medical knowledge but the area of negotiation we are significantly lacking.
- Understand how to approach negotiations in any situation.
- Use Data and your practice productivity metrics & storytelling to prove your value
- Define your why – for more money, better hours, or the good of the order – and negotiate from a place of strength
– Maureen Sullivan, Ed.D., PA-C
On our journey as PAs, we must have a solid understanding of the impact our emotions and actions, both verbal and nonverbal, have on patients and team members. Studies have shown that by enhancing these non-cognitive skills, healthcare leaders will be better communicators, more effective and engaging, and have the advantage of building an exceptional team. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool that is critical for exceeding goals, improving team relationships, and creating a healthy, productive workplace. It is most important for connecting and engaging in lasting relationships with patients and colleagues.
- Demonstrate effective EI communication skills primarily empathy and active listening.
- Describe engagement and connection as it relates to relationship building between the PA and patient. Identify strategic tools to improve our own emotional intelligence.
– Kevin Hickman, DMSc, MJ, MHA, PA-C, CHC
Learners will explore the challenges and best practices of onboarding new hire PAs and NPs. While there are many components to onboarding a new hire that occur concurrently, understanding what each component of the process is responsible for assists in getting new hires to start on time. The speaker will discuss examples of what causes delays in the onboarding process and communication strategies with new hires to mitigate these delays.
- Discuss challenges of timely onboard of new hires
- Describe the difference between credentialing and privileging.
- Identify best practices for timely onboarding.
PAEA EDUCATION FORUM: CHATGPT AND PA EDUCATION
Thursday, November 30, 2023 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
– Linda Sekhon, DHSc, PA-C
– Nicole Burwell, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA
ChatGPT is a language model which uses artificial intelligence to produce written responses to a user’s natural language prompts. It can adapt to responses based on user feedback or additional prompts and has unsettled many in PA education. ChatGPT can write and revise text and code on command, raising questions about academic integrity, the nature of our assignment, and opens the door to looking at new ways we may ask students to think and learn.
- At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
- Define Chat GPT and how it works.
- Explain the pros and cons of using Chat GPT in PA Education.
- Discuss ChatGPT as an inquiry -based learning tool.
- Identify how educators can use ChatGPT inside or outside of the classroom.
WAIT, I CAN GO TO JAIL?
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Lunch Session)
-Kevin Hickman, DMSc, MJ, MHA, PA-C, CHC
PAs, NPs, and physicians are increasingly being named in federal investigations into healthcare fraud. The result is paybacks and fines in the millions of dollars and incarceration in the federal prison system. Not knowing the laws and regulations of healthcare delivery and billing is not a defense against and allegation of healthcare fraud. The session includes an overview of federal cases involving healthcare practitioners’ actions in fraudulent billing, involvement with pharmaceutical companies, and opioid prescribing, to name a few. Come to learn how to reduce your risk of being involved in healthcare fraud, and how to identify fraudulent activity.
- Comment on recent fraud and abuse trends in healthcare delivery.
- Describe PA, NP, and physician actions that result in paybacks and incarceration.
- Identify strategies for ethical and compliant healthcare delivery.
NCCPA UPDATE – FOCUS ON THE PANRE ALTERNATIVE
Thursday, November 30, 2023 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Lunch Session)
– Alicia Quella, PhD, PA-C
NCCPA will provide detailed information on the planned alternative to PANRE called PANRE-LA that will launch in 2023.
- Recognize the options available for PANRE beginning in 2023 with many new details on PANRE-LA.
- Outline the CAQ program.
- State the ways PAs contribute to the work of NCCPA.
- Recognize the many ways NCCPA communicates with PAs.
- Outline other available NCCPA resources for PAs and PA students.
MEDICAL SPANISH WORKSHOP
Friday, December 1, 2023 7:00 am – 9:00 am
– Hoonani Cuadrado, MSPAS, PA-C
This workshop is designed to introduce participants into the world of medical Spanish. Beginning with an in-depth examination of the Hispanic culture as it relates to medical care, one will gain knowledge in the development and identification of basic medical Spanish as well as the ability to formulate and interpret the composition of basic medical phrases. This will allow for an enhanced communication and understanding between your patients and yourself.