symplr Helps Medical Staff Professionals Understand Physician Assistants: Applicable Rules, Regulations in Monthly Provider Management Webcast Series
HOUSTON - JULY 7, 2015 – symplrTM, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced the upcoming webcast titled “Physician Assistants: Rules, Regulations and Realities.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Provider Management, the webcast will air on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 12 pm CT/1 pm ET.
Physician assistants (PAs) have been shown to provide quality, cost effective care and have become integral members of the provider workforce. However, the rules and regulations applied to the PA profession are often misunderstood. This session will dispel the myths and urban legends by providing detailed information on PA scope of practice, credentialing, certification maintenance requirements and competency assessment, payor enrollment concerns, and resources available for the Medical Staff Professional.
“PAs have become an integral part of healthcare delivery in practices and facilities across the country, yet certification, credentialing, privileging, scope of practice and ongoing evaluation requirements remain unclear to many,” said Patrick Birmingham, Vice President and General Manager of Provider Management at symplr. “Tricia Marriott has served as a PA for nearly 30 years and is also an expert on the legal requirements for this medical role. She’ll update attendees on the rules and regulations as well as current and evolving practice associated to the ever growing role PAs play in our healthcare delivery system.”
To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit here.
About Tricia Marriott
Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA, is a 1986 graduate of the Yale School of Medicine PA Program. A hospital based PA for most of her PA career, Tricia held a Chief PA position at a community hospital in CT for 9 years. In 2009, Tricia joined the AAPA staff as the Director of Reimbursement Advocacy and now serves as the Senior Director, Regulatory and Professional Advocacy and the Principal for the AAPA Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. She has presented extensively on PA utilization, scope of practice, credentialing and privileging, billing and reimbursement, and regulatory compliance to a variety of audiences, including physicians, practice administrators, state medical staff professionals, quality and risk managers, and professional coders. She continues to practice clinically part-time at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the Department of Orthopedics. Tricia will have completed a Master’s of Jurisprudence in Health Law at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in August of 2015.
Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. Formed by the merger of Vendor Credentialing Services, Medkinetics and Payor Enrollment Services, the new company has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit symplr.com or (866) 373-9725.
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About Tracey Meyer
Tracey Meyer is responsible for all symplr software product management, and was in the Cactus Software product development group for 2 years before being selected to helm the product management team for symplr. She brings 20 years of business and technical software experience building products to simplify and enhance the user experience for her clients.