Physician Advisor at a Major Academic Medical Center: Bringing Purpose & Passion to the Role

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Case Management 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0


The Physician Advisor serves as an interface between physicians and payors. The goal is to assist in the administration of the Medicare program, educate staff on proper charting and documentation to support medical necessity and improve denials by commercial payers and government auditors.

This online course will provide solutions to your utilization management issues while maintaining the financial solvency of our hospitals.

This session was recorded live at our 2019 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: Connecting People, Purpose & Passion. They may be taken individually to earn incremental CME/CE credits. However, if you plan on taking the full 8-hour course, you will not be able to claim credit for these individual sessions.


At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the potential roles of a physician advisor at a major academic medical center
  • Relate the value of a physician advisor in improving the efficiency and quality of the discharge process
  • Demonstrate the value of a physician advisor in ensuring appropriate payment by payers for services delivered

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from June 20, 2019 through March 15, 2022. Original release date: April 26, 2019.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Charles F.S. Locke, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
Dr. Charles Locke serves as Senior Physician Advisor in Utilization and Clinical Resource Management for Johns Hopkins Hospital and is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He maintains active clinical duties at Johns Hopkins also serving as preceptor for the ambulatory clinic residents. Dr. Locke is currently serving as President of the American College of Physician Advisors.

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