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    2015 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 27-28, 2015, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Philadelphia, PA

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  • NEW: The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 65 categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

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  • Poster Presentation2014 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations are Now Available!

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

    Considering presenting a poster for the 2015 conference? Review some of the current posters now to get ideas for next year. GAPNA invites submissions for group projects as well as individual poster presenters.

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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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