All sessions are included with conference registration for the session day except the Human Trafficking workshop. Attendees are welcome to register through their registration form for the Human Trafficking workshop for a fee of $40. Two hours of Category 1 CME will also be applied for the Professional Development Forum and the Education Forum for a total of 4 hours for attendance at both forums.
Professional Development Forum – Wednesday, October 27, 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Erin Colello, PA-C
Amy Haller, PA-C
Kevin Hickman, PA-C
This year’s Professional Development Forum will focus on Onboarding topics including developing a successful orientation program, credentialing, and privileging, finding a mentor and being a supportive and effective mentor. We will have presentations and a panel discussion with PA leaders to discuss these topics with plenty of time for questions and answers. Whether you are a new grad looking to learn how to make the most out of your orientation or a seasoned PA interesting in investing in future PAs, this forum will have something for you!
Education Forum – Thursday, October 28, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The PSPA is incredibly excited that this year Michel Statler, board president of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), will be hosting our first ever educational forum geared towards PA faculty, preceptors, students interested in leadership and education, and practicing PAs. This year’s topic will not only be in person at the PSPA Annual Conference 2021 but also be simulcast/recorded. The focus of this year’s session will be on leadership and wellness, a topic that is so important during the new challenges we have found ourselves facing in medicine.
Diversity in Healthcare: Why Does It Matter?
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (lunch will be provided)
Speaker: Kathryn Reed, PA-C, EMT-P, RYT
The presentation “Diversity in Healthcare: Why does it matter?” will identify relevant definitions, provide evidence-based examples, discuss the role that provider bias, racism, and stereotyping have in shaping healthcare experiences and trends, and offer examples of different ways providers can work to create actionable change.
- Define and provide evidenced-based examples of racism, health disparities, stereotyping, and implicit bias as they relate to healthcare and healthcare providers.
- Discuss the role that provider bias, racism, and stereotyping have in shaping the quality of healthcare provided to racial and ethnic minorities.
- Offer examples of how providers can actively work to identify, acknowledge, and adjust their biases/behaviors to improve patient care and outcomes, specifically in minority populations.
Increased Human Trafficking during COVID: Understanding Prevalence and How to Identify Victims During Virtual and In-person Encounters Workshop
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Nani Cuadrado, MSPAS, PA-C
Workshop – $40 fee
- Describe how the COVID-19 pandemic created new risks and challenges to victims of trafficking and survivors of trafficking
- Identify how the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the vulnerabilities of at-risk groups to trafficking
- Appraise current methods of identification of victims of human to address the trends and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Evaluate how to make services to victims of human trafficking and survivors of trafficking more accessible during and post pandemic
Incident To and Split/Shared Billing
Friday, October 29, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Kevin Hickman, PA-C, MHA, MJ (Health Law), CHC
The session will provide attendees with a case-based overview of two heavily used CMS billing practices to ensure compliance when submitting claims under the incident to and split/shared billing. The cases will further explore legal and compliance concerns of the two billing practices and an overview of financial and staff utilization considerations when applying the billing practices to team-based care.
- Describe the CMS components of incident to and split/shared billing.
- Apply the CMS billing components to scenarios to determine if components have been met for a successful claim submission.
- Explain compliance and legal concerns associated with CMS incident to and split/shared billing.