The Physician Assistant's Business Practice And Legal Guide / Edition 1

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This text is offered as a medical legal resource of the physician assistant profession. It is intended for use through all phases of the professional development of the physician assistant, from the high school student sorting through options in career choices, to physician assistant students, practicing physician assistants and supervisory physicians, or those who are considering practicing with a physician assistant. The history and development of the profession is reviewed, allowing an understanding of the role the physician assistant plays in the healthcare team approach to patient care. The scope of practice is defined, along with the key collaboration between the physician assistant and the supervising physician. Regulatory requirements are delineated by state, including basic requirements and maintenance of licensure and certification.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763726744
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/8/2005
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 549
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The physician assistant profession 1
Ch. 2 Scope of practice 29
Ch. 3 Maintaining certification and licensure 178
Ch. 4 Prescriptive authority 315
Ch. 5 Employment issues 387
Ch. 6 Negligence and medical malpractice 431
Ch. 7 Risk management 456
Ch. 8 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 469
Ch. 9 Evaluation and management coding 493
Ch. 10 Reimbursement for PA services 507
Ch. 11 Political and legislative action 522
Ch. 12 Ethics : principles and guidelines in practice 527
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