The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

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Overview / Abstract:

We are in the midst of tremendous change in health care. The notion that a physician advisor only needs to know how to determine a proper level of care is well past us at this point. Physicians are taught how to care for patients first and foremost, and that will always be the primary responsibility. Providers are generally not taught how the systems that are built around them work; especially how care translates into reimbursement.

There are age-old issues that are still not widely understood:

• How do you efficiently move a patient through the hospital, through transitions of care settings, and through the entire care continuum?
• How is the quality of care measured?
• When can you rely on an insurer to tell you if a certain procedure is covered, and when are you expected to know that yourself?
• Did you just provide free care to an insured patient because you did not know the rules?

Additionally, population health initiatives, CMS' Quality Payment Program, and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act are changing how providers practice every day.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
• Identify the historical development and progression of the Physician Advisor role
• Outline the multi-dimensional roles and responsibilities of the modern day Physician Advisor
• Summarize some of the major regulatory changes impacting the Physician Advisor


Mar 15, 2020


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME




$29 to $42

Credits / Hours



ACCME, Florida Board of Nursing

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, CHCQM-PHYADV
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. He has served as a consultant for Hospitalist programs, in Utilization Management development and has participated in Physician Advisor roles for over thirteen years. As a founding member of ACPA, Dr. Rejzer is the past President of the American College of Physician Advisors and continues participating on their board.

Dr. Howard Stein currently serves as the Associate Director of Medical Affairs of CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey. Acting as a full time Physician Advisor, he is also the President of CentraState Medical Associates. As a founding member, Dr. Stein has served on the Executive Board of the American College of Physician Advisors since its inception. Dr. Stein is board certified as a family physician, previously serving as a U.S. Air Force physician.

Edward Hu, MD, PHY-ADV
Dr. Edward Hu is the President of the American College of Physician Advisors. He is also a hospitalist and System Executive Director of Physician Advisor Services and the University of North Carolina Health Care System.

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Keywords / Search Terms

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

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