Utilizing Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Allergy Practice

While there is a growing shortage of allergists in the United States, demand for allergy services is projected to increase. To keep pace with the growing demand, many practices are turning to non-physician practitioners. This recording from the 2018 Practice Management Workshop will review the scope of practice of nurse practitioners and physician assistants and offer insights on how to best incorporate them in an allergy practice.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Allied health practitioners
  • Fellows-in-training
  • Practice managers
  • Billing staff and other practice staff

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the unique aspects of care provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants and how they can benefit a practice
  • Discuss best practice models to help nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians work together as a team
  • Identify advantages and barriers to a collaborative care model in an allergy practice
Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
08/15/2018
Course expires: 
08/14/2019
Cost:
$50.00
Rating: 
0

Planning Committee
Tessie Adams
Coastal Allergy & Asthma PC, Savannah, GA
Relevant relationships: None

Priya Bansal, MD FAAAAI
Asthma and Allergy Center, Bloomingdale, IL
Relevant Relationships: None

Becky Buelow, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Shannon Ficker
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, St. Cloud, MN
Relevant relationships: None

Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: None

Vinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, PC, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Amber Patterson, MD FAAAAI
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, Findlay, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Michael Rupp, MD FAAAAI
The Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM
Relevant relationships: None

Weily Soong, MD FAAAAI
Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center, Birmingham, AL
Relevant relationships: None

Mohamed Yassin, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonary Associates, PA
Relevant relationships, None

Faculty
Karen Gregory, DNP APRN-BC RRT AE-C
Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Edmond, OK
Relevant relationships: None

Vinay Mehta, MD FAAAAI
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, PC, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Angela Moser, PA-C
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Lincoln, NE
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers
Sara Lowe, NP
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Relevant relationships: None

Kara Wada, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

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Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 1.50 Contact Hours.

Credit Claiming Period
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on June 30, 2019. Requests to claim credit on or after July 1, 2019 will be subject to an administrative fee.

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Questions
Questions about the Workshop should be directed to practicemanagement@aaaai.org

Registration and credit claiming questions should be directed to cme@aaaai.org.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.50 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/15/2018
Course expires: 
08/14/2019

Price

Cost:
$50.00
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