Moving the Needle on APP Utilization

As measured by wRVUs, the productivity of advanced practice providers (APPs) has been on the rise since 2015. Although this is good news for patient access and revenue growth, there is still room for improvement. In this episode, we talk with Ginger Biesbrock, Senior Vice President of Consulting at MedAxiom, about the challenges and best practices for optimizing APPs to the top of their licensure. Ginger shares the APP productivity data from the 2019 Provider Compensation and Production Survey and gives us her take on what is needed to move the needle on APP utilization, role structure, and profitability.

01:58 Ginger has been a Physician Assistant since 1998
03:24 What gets Ginger excited to go to work everyday
04:55 State of the State for the team-based care model
08:35 APP productivity data from 2019 Survey Report
12:23 Common challenges to APP utilization and valuation
19:44 What works in the team-based care model
22:06 Getting patient buy-in
24:48 How this applies to subspecialty clinics
26:46 Self-assessment for APP utilization
27:08 What does NOT work in the team-based care model
30:32 CV Transforum session on Patient Access
32:04 Advice for implementation

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