The Physician Advisor and Utilization Management 

  1.0 CME Credit

  1.0 CE Credit

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

As the landscape and focus on health care changes, key players will emerge as important factors in securing safer, more effective practices in the realm of quality and patient safety. In support of our alliance with the American College of Physician Advisors and in conjunction with the Physician Advisor sub-specialty of the HCQM Certification, this activity explores the importance and roles of the Physician Advisor in our remodeled culture.

Now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of what is required to be a successful practitioner under the ACA. Protect your practice and improve the health of both your patients and community in this new environment. Be among the leaders who have a winning Affordable Care Act-era practice. 

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • List at least five areas of influence and key leadership roles of the physician advisor
  • Describe the physician advisor's role in leading the utilization management team
  • Describe the function and benefits of a well-organized interdisciplinary team (IDT) approach to length of stay management
This session was recorded live at our 2016 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: Quality Under the Affordable Care Act: Keys to Success.

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 Creditâ„¢. 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 hours 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 1, 2016 through March 15, 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 activity.

Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV - Parkland Health & Hospital System / American College of Physician Advisors
Dr. Ron Rejzer is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Advisor for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. He is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and has held various Physician Executive roles with several prominent healthcare organizations. He has served as a consultant for Hospitalist programs, in Utilization Management development and has participated in Physician Advisor roles for over twelve years. As a founding member of ACPA, Dr. Rejzer served as the President of the American College of Physician Advisors from 2014 to 2016.

Howard Stein, DO, MHA, CHCQM-PHYADV - CentraState Medical Center / American College of Physician Advisors
Dr. Howard Stein currently serves as the Associate Director of Medical Affairs of CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey. He has been a full time Physician Advisor for Care Management since 2003. He is also the President of CentraState Medical Associates and is board certified as a family physician. Additionally, Dr. Stein has served on the Executive Board of the American College of Physician Advisors since its inception.  He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Physician in 1987.

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