Start 2022 with Five Hours of CME including Sessions
from the PSPA 2021 Fall CME Conference Plus a Bonus Session
This Virtual Mini-Series highlights four of the best CME sessions presented at the 2021 Fall CME Conference and one new CME session for a total of five CME hours.
The CME is available on-demand from January 15 – April 15, 2022. Session descriptions and registration details are available below.
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Breathe in, Breathe out: Perils of the Pregnant Patient
Speaker: Jennifer McDanel, MPAS, PA-C
Ever feel lost when your patient presents to the ER during pregnancy? This lecture reviews the perils of the pregnant patient – when is it truly emergent?
• Identify emergent situations in all stages of pregnancy.
• Discuss evaluation of the OB patient in the emergency setting.
• Review the approach to treatment and stabilization of the OB patient in the emergency setting.
Colon CA – A Patient’s Perspective
Speaker: Adam J. Moore, MHS, PA-C, ATC
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer that affects both men and women in the United States (cdc.gov). Colorectal cancer screenings save lives and have been improving the survivability over time. The lecture will go into the basics of colorectal cancer, common symptoms, and recommended screenings while going through the speaker’s personal case study/battle with the disease.
• Discuss what colorectal cancer is
• Identify the risk factors and discuss ways to reduce the risk.
• Recognize some of the most common symptoms.
• Define the most current guidelines on screening for both average risk and high-risk patients.
Diversity in Healthcare: Why Does It Matter?
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 Prevelance and How to Identify Victims During Virtual and In-person Encounters
Speaker: Nani Cuadrado, MSPAS, PA-C
Millions of women, children and men are out of work, out of school (attending virtually) and without social support in the continuing COVID-19 crisis leaving them at greater risk of human trafficking. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a U.S. study on sex trafficking found that more than 85% of survivors had contact with a health care professional while being trafficked but the provider was unaware. In this workshop, you will recognize the increased prevalence due to COVID and explore how to interact with patients (virtually and in-person) in a trauma-informed manner utilizing tools to better identify victims of trafficking
• 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
Speaker: 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.
Member rate: $60 per miniseries
Non-member rate: $75 per miniseries
Registration for the miniseries will be available through a link here on January 15, 2022. For attendees choosing to pay by check or invoice, they may download a registration form here and return it via fax to (866) 599-9590 or mail the form to the PSPA office. Mailing information is provided on the registration form.
Paid registered attendees will receive a Welcome Email from Pheedloop which will include their login and password to the virtual platform, Pheedloop. The PSPA utilized Pheedloop for the 2021 CME Virtual conference. The easiest access to the virtual platform is by using Chrome as your browser.
Completed CME certificates for 5 hours of CME will be available immediately from Pheedloop after viewing your fifth session and answering each survey that will pop-up during your session. Your certificate will be available in your Pheedloop profile to download.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds available since viewing of sessions is available from January 15, 2022 – April 15, 2022.
For more information about the miniseries or if you are interested in speaking at a future miniseries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance regarding registration for the miniseries, accessing the virtual platform, or downloading your certificate, please email PSPAconfhelp@gmail.com.