Media

At Utilization Solutions in Healthcare, Inc. we are asked to do guest blog posts as well as interviews about Healthcare. Below you will find links to articles, and interviews that we have contributed to over the past few months. Click on the arrow to expand each section:

Advance for PAs & NPs

Advance for NPs & PAs (circulation: N/A) was relaunched in September 2010 and merged together two former publications, Advance for Nurse Practitioners and Advance for Physician Assistants.Written for nurse practitioners and physician assistants and provides readers with up-to-the-minute clinical articles, practice and professional news, health coverage and industry profiles.Also includes information that nurse practitioners and physician assistants need to excel in their profession, covering issues in all specialties. Features customized columns addressing the wide range of issues that clinicians are faced with on a daily basis.

ADVANCE for NPs and PAs reports on the news, views, legislation, people and technological advancements for the nurse practitioner.

Includes coverage of relevant practice issues, clinical trends and new guidelines in the field.

 

Med Monthly

2015

June 2015 – New Incentives for Your Medicare Population click here to read article

January 2015 – Provider Stress & How to Handle it click here to read article

2014

October 2014 – Health Reform – Workforce Issues click here to read article

September 2014 – Hospital Services Provided by Physician Assistants (PAs) click here to read article

February 2014 – PA/NP Workforce: Using Locums to Meet Your Practice Demand click here to read article

2013

September – Featured Article on Cover: Managing Referrals in an Accountable Care System click here to read article

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May – Feature Article on Cover: Will the Market Supply Meet Your Practice Demand? click here to read article

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April – PA Prescriber Credentialing in NC: click here to read article

January – Physician Assistant Workforce – Changing Gender Demographics: click here to read article

2012

December – PA workforce volume and Patient Demand: click here to read article

November – Health Reform Insight: click here to read article

September – Redesigned Primary Care and Readmissions: click here to read article

August – Staging Your Practice for Success – Incorporating PAs and NPs into Teams: click here to read article

June – Transitioning from Volume to Value: click here to read article

 

Billing & Coding for Providers Webinar

Billing & Coding for Providers Webinar

Click Here to purchase the webinar from NCMSDifferent sites of service, Medicare’s “incident-to” guidelines and the proposed Medicaid changes add to the complexity of non-physician practitioner billing. Join us as we discuss how to protect your practice from the scrutiny of external auditors. We will also provide an update on NC Medicaid’s proposed changes related to physician assistants and nurse  practitioners .

Webinar Speakers:

Amy Dunatov, MPH, FACMPE, CCS-P 

Amy Dunatov has extensive experience in medical practice management, including both private practice and hospital-owned multi-specialty group settings. She has comprehensive knowledge of billing and E&M coding, physician compensation plan design, and financial and operational benchmarking, especially as it relates to physician compensation and productivity.Amy Dunatov received her BS in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University and a MPH from University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She has achieved fellowship status in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the educational branch of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). She attained the certified coding specialist designation from American Health Information Management Association in 1992.

Lisa Shock, PA-C

Lisa Shock is a Duke University Physician Assistant graduate and has greater than 10 years clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition to previously owning and running a rural primary care clinic, she is the current president and CEO of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare, a company she created in response to the many questions she has received over the years about Physician Assistant utilization.Lisa is a past president of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. She also contributed to the Physician Assistant profession by serving on the PA Advisory Council of the North Carolina Medical Board as well as the Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology Committee of the North Carolina Medical Society, and she remains a state PA expert in reimbursement and legislative issues. She enjoys part time clinical primary care practice and enjoys teaching geriatric medicine and long-term care as a Duke PA Program faculty member.

 

CompHealth

Below are several articles or interviews with Lisa Shock, Owner of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare featured in CompHealth.

  • More than Money—How to Keep NPs and PAs Happy in their Jobs. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. October 2015 Click here to read the article.
  • Physician Assistants: How to Show Your Value (and Increase Your Pay). Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. September 2015 Click here to read the article.
  • Salary Update: PAs and NPs May Earn More in 2015. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. December 2014 Click here to read the article.
  • PAs Provide Quality Care and Improve Outcomes. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. October 2014 Click here to read the article.
  • 3 Critical Things you Should Know about Physician Assistants. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. January 2014 Click here to read the article.
  • Physicians, PAs, and NPs in the Emergency Room – Can’t We All Just Get Along?: Putting Aside Healthcare Turf Wars. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. December 2013 Click here to read the article.
  • Why I Became a Physician Assistant: Learn more about why Lisa Shock became a Physician Assistant in a more relaxed and down to earth article. Article written by Lisa Shock for Comphealth. November 2013 Click here to read the article.
  • Mythbusting the incident-to rules for PAs and NPs: Following the 3 S system will ensure your success in following the rules. Article written by Lisa Shock for CompHealth. Click here to read the article.
  • Physician-PA Teams are Key to Value and Success: Lisa Shock discusses John H. Stuemky, MD, FAAP, recently published article about the importance of physician-physician assistant (PA) teams. In the article, Stuemky cites a 2011 study commissioned by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Published on Comp Health in September 2013. Click here to read more….
  • With AAPA Impact 2012 on the horizon, many new physician assistants are looking for opportunities to get their career in full swing. I spoke with Lisa Shock, PA-C and a CompHealth trusted partner, and Cort Beckman, Manager of Operations for CompHealth’s PA subspecialties staffing, to find out some key resources they’d recommend. click here to read article
  • Lisa Shock was a guest blogger for Comp Health in February 2012.“Physician Assistant workforce – will supply meet the demand?” click here to read article
  • Lisa Shock is a guest blogger for Comp Health.Read her article“EMR Implementation – Help or Headache?” on CompHealth by clicking here
  • What a midlevel can do CompHealth Locum Tenens & Healthcare Staffing www.comphealth.com Listen in to selected experts in business practices, industry trends and healthcare delivery.Our webinars offer you everything from the latest tools to time-tested methods.View recorded presentations about several important topics.
  • USH Featured in Fierce Practice Management Campaign as a CompHealth Resource – October 2011 Click here
  • Shared services billing for PAs – do you do it?

How can billing be maximized in the hospital setting? The concept of incident to billing is an outpatient only application. While Physician Assistants (PAs) may not bill “incident to” in a hospital, they may bill under the physician they are working with, and collect 100% reimbursement if the shared billing criteria are met.

 

Health eCareers

“The Art of Attraction-Find and KEEP a Great NP/PA” by Lisa Shock
Published in healthEcareers

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The Art of Attraction – Find and KEEP a Great PA/NP  

Health E Careers

August 6, 2012
By Lisa P. Shock, MHS, PA-C Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are skilled medical professionals who play an integral part in health care delivery. Especially in primary care, PAs and NPs attract and manage a significant following of patients, often in rural communities. Recruitment is challenging in more underserved areas; however, retention is often more important as practices and patients invest in an individual with the hope that they will stay and practice for a considerable amount of time. In my experience in rural North Carolina, it took me more than a year in my first job to attract some patients to our practice. They were afraid to “like me too much” for fear I would leave town and move onto another opportunity.
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Mississippi Medical News

Lisa Shock was interviewed by Lynne Jetter from Mississippi Medical News in April, 2012.

“Attracting and keeping a great PA/NP is an art form”

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Physicians Money Digest

Lisa Shock’s interview on Wednesday September 28, 2011 on PhysiciansMoneyDigest.com

Lisa will be talking about the benefits of using PA’s to help staff a medical practice, and how to get the most from PA’s on staff.

Click here to read interview

 

Health News Digest

“Things Doctors Should Know About Hiring a Physician Assistant” On HealthNewsDigest.com

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Online Degrees

Master of Health Science and Physician Assistant Certificate in Physician Assistant Program

Interview with Lisa Shock
Physician Assistant at Hillsborough Medical Group and President/CEO of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare

Click here to read article

 

Mississippi - Vital Signs on Mississippi Medical News

Aug 15, 2012 … For additional insight into team care, check out Shock’s tweets @PAutilization or contact her at lisa@pushpa.biz

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PA Professional

Article from PA Professional “Finding Dr. Right-What PAs Should Look for in a Physician Partner”

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MICA

Lisa Shock was a guest blogger for MICA in their January 2012 Newsletter.

“EMR Implementation – 3 Ways to Ease the Pain”

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