Uncovering the “Hidden Value” of PAs

from AAPA

If a PA performs a procedure but no one knows about it, did it really happen? If a PA treats a patient but the service is billed under a physician’s NPI number, or performs pre-op services that are covered under a global surgery payment, did the PA contribute any revenue to the practice? These kinds of questions are becoming increasingly relevant as health-care systems and public and private payers look to become more data-driven in their approach to determining the productivity and value of health professionals, and as healthcare transitions to fee-for-value reimbursement and rewarding quality.

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