symplr Shares Fundamentals of FPPE, OPPE for Allied Health Professionals In Monthly Webcast Series

HOUSTON - AUGUST 25, 2015 –  symplrTM, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced the upcoming webcast titled “Fundamentals of FPPE, OPPE for Allied  Health Professionals.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Healthcare Provider Management, the webcast will air on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12 pm CT/1 pm ET. To register for the webcast, click here.

Many organizations struggle with maintaining proper compliance for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) - and today, regulators are coming to scrutinize this area even more than they have in the past. In this webcast, Wake Forest School of Medicine's Zachary Hartsell will focus on what this means for allied health professionals, highlighting physician assistants and nurse practitioners. He will review the fundamentals of OPPE and FPPE and discuss a framework for practical compliance maintenance, including the peer reference process and performance benchmarking. 

“Physician assistants and nurse practitioners play vital roles in today’s healthcare system,” said Patrick Birmingham, Vice President and General Manager, Provider Management and Payor Enrollment for symplr. “Zachary is well aware of the importance of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in his role as program director for the Wake Forest Physician Assistants Program. He also focuses on workforce innovation, credentialing, and redesigned care models in the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Chief Medical Office providing him with the perspective needed to help guide attendees through the FPPE and OPPE compliance processes.” 

To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit our resource library

About Zachary Hartsell, MHA, PA-C 

Zachary Hartsell has been the Program Director for Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistants (PA) Program since November 2014. Hartsell joined the faculty as Associate Professor and Vice Chair of PA Studies in 2013 and became the first Director of PA Services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC). His work at the medical center has been centered out of the Chief Medical Officer’s office and focused on workforce innovation, credentialing, and redesigned care models. He also continues to practice clinically in hospital medicine at WFBMC and teaches healthcare management at the Wake Forest School of Business. Mr. Hartsell has served in several roles at the American Academy of Physician Assistants including as the liaison to the Society of Hospital Medicine and chair of AAPA’s Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education.

About symplr

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 or (866) 373-9725.

Media Contact

Carrie Ward, 832-407-5347




Request a Demo