What sets Advanced Clinician apart? We provide physicians with uncommon support.
A key tenet to the success of Advanced Clinician is by establishing a collaborative practice model with our physician partners. Our collaborative practice model is designed to provide an unmatched level of comprehensive clinical support to facility medical directors, physicians and patients in a variety of inpatient settings.
We provide Advanced Clinician nurse practitioners (NP's) and Physician Assistants (PA's) who specialize in Wound Care in adult in-patient population settings on a regular basis. Advanced Clinician NP's and PA's follow Texas scope of practice regulations and do not require direct physician supervision.
Teaming with an Advanced Clinician NP/PA has important advantages for the physician and facility medical director.
1. How many encounters does the NP/PA have to make for Advanced Clinician?
A. There are no quotas for the number of daily NP/PA patient encounters.
2. Will my patient encounters decrease if a NP/PA is seeing my patients?
A. 1. For facility medical directors, the answer is no. Patients can also be seen the same day without conflict in billing to Medicare. Advanced Clinician providers focus on Wound Care and facility medical directors focus on primary care medical issues and/or physical rehabilitation efforts.
A. 2. Wound Care Physicians typically do not see their patient encounter numbers decrease, unless they choose to have Advanced Clinician NP/PA's see their established hospital inpatients. The goal for Advanced Clinician is to grow the wound care physician's post-acute presence and provide wound care outside of their established practice site. In fact, your outpatient clinic encounters will likely increase as result of this collaborative practice.
3. Is the NP/PA an employee of mine or the facility?
Neither. The NP/PA is an employee of Advanced Clinician.
4. How will I know what patients the NP/PA sees each day?
Advanced Clinician utilizes a powerful and portable electronic medical record (EMR) for all patient encounters. Photograph capability of wounds is available in this EMR. EMR access for physicians to review clinical encounters is made available for physicians to review clinical notes as often and in as much detail as they wish. Review of encounters and patient cases are mutually agreed upon with a minimum of monthly face to face meetings arranged in advanced.
5. Will my malpractice premiums go up?
Advanced Clinician provides professional liability coverage for all of our providers. The NP/PA is not carried on the physician's medical malpractice policy. Any specific questions about your medical malpractice policy should be directed to your carrier.
6. Am I responsible for any possible errors in medical treatment by the NP/PA?
The Texas Occupations Code includes the enabling statutes and practice acts for physicians.. Section 157.060 defines PHYSICIAN LIABILITY FOR DELEGATED ACT.
Unless the physician has reason to believe the physician assistant or advanced practice nurse lacked the competency to perform the act, a physician is not liable for an act of a physician assistant or advanced practice nurse solely because the physician signed a standing medical order, a standing delegation order, or another order or protocol authorizing the physician assistant or advanced practice nurse to administer, provide, carry out, or sign a prescription drug order. - See more at: