• AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: the- Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - due by June 1, 2016.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • Poster PresentationCall for 2016 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    The latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

    Call for Research and Clinical Project Abstracts - deadline June 3, 2016
    Call for Education Poster Abstracts - deadline June 3, 2016

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Payer Mix

This refers to the mix of insurers in the practice or facility. Some examples would be Medicare, Evercare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Secure Horizons, etc.

Medicare pays on a fee for service basis. This means every time an APN makes a visit, Medicare is billed and the APN gets paid. Managed care companies may be in a capitation arrangement with the practice. This means that for each member, the practice is paid a preset amount per month. All patient costs and provider costs are paid from this capitation.

Alternatively, a managed care company may negotiate a set contract with a provider group, to provide care to a group of patients. As mentioned earlier, each insurer may have a different arrangement, as far as how they reimburse advanced practitioners. Some insurers may be better than others in terms of paying claims in a timely manner.

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