Am I Productive? A Primer for APRNs and PAs

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Am I Productive? A Primer for APRNs and PAs

Filmed on October 31, 2014
at JADPRO Live at APSHO 2014

A continuing education activity for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, oncology and hematology nurses.

Meniscus Educational Institute
3131 Princeton Pike
Building 1, Suite 205
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Voice: 609-246-5000
Fax: 631-449-7969

Advanced Practitioner Society of Hematology and Oncology
3131 Princeton Pike
Building 1, Suite 205

, NJ 08648
Voice: 609-832-3000
Fax: 610-834-8856

© 2014, Meniscus Educational Institute. All rights reserved.



Todd Pickard, MMSc, PA-C
MD Anderson Cancer Center


By 2020, demand for cancer care is estimated to grow by 48% by 2020, even as the population of Americans 65 and older doubles through 2030. Despite this, solo practices are declining and hospital employment is up, leaving the community with a growing need for cancer care practitioners. The Advanced Practitioner (AP) is uniquely qualified to fill this gap; this activity will highlight ways the AP skills and expertise add value to the cancer care practice, community, and patient care.


The activity’s target audience will consist of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, advanced degree nurses, oncology and hematology nurses


After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast productivity and value
  • Describe the relative value unit (RVU) and how it is used to measure productivity
  • Identify situations where the value of the APRN and the PA may be hidden
  • Apply knowledge of billing toward playing an active role in the practice’s business operations  
  • Implement strategies to demonstrate one’s value to the practice


Statement of Credit—Participants who successfully complete this activity (including completion of the post-test with a passing score of at least 70% and evaluation form) will receive a statement of credit.


This activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by the Meniscus Educational Institute.

The Meniscus Educational Institute is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


All individuals in positions to control the content of this activity (eg, planners, faculty, content reviewers) are expected to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this continuing education activity. Participants have the responsibility to assess the impact (if any) of the disclosed information on the educational value of the activity.


Todd Pickard, MMSc, PA-C has nothing to disclose.


Jeannine Coronna has nothing to disclose.
Claudine Kiffer has nothing to disclose.
Terry Logan, CHCP, has nothing to disclose.
Molly Thompson has nothing to disclose.
Lynn Rubin has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Hallquist Viale, RN, MS, CS, ANP, has nothing to disclose.

Lead Nurse Planner

Rita Wickham, PhD, RN, AOCN®, has received honoraria from Genentech.
Wendy Smith, Wendy J Smith, RN, MSN, ACNP, AOCN

Content Reviewers

Glen J. Bingle, MD, PhD has nothing to disclose.
Christopher Campen, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP has owned stock from Abbvie.
Rita Wickham, PhD, RN, AOCN®


This activity has been designed to provide continuing education that is focused on specific objectives. In selecting educational activities, clinicians should pay special attention to the relevance of those objectives and the application to their particular needs. The intent of all Meniscus Educational Institute educational
opportunities is to provide learning that will improve patient care. Clinicians are encouraged to reflect on this activity and its applicability to their own patient population.

The opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and reviewers and do not represent an endorsement by Meniscus Educational Institute of any specific therapeutics or approaches to diagnosis or patient management.


This educational activity may contain discussion of published as well as investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For additional information about approved uses, including approved indications, contraindications, and warnings, please refer to the prescribing information for each product.

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