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Practice Management

Patients Win with

COLLABORATION
By JOSEPH F. ANSWINE, MD

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ollaboration is defined as working jointly with others or together especially
in an intellectual endeavor. However, to Pennsylvanians requiring medical
care, it means a whole lot more. It means the existence of the doctor-patient relationship. In Pennsylvania, when a patient is seen by a certified
registered nurse practitioner or CRNP, that mid-level provider has a contract
with a physician. That contract is called a collaborative agreement. Based on the
collaborative agreement, the CRNP has access to the collaborating physician to
provide insight when needed about possible diagnoses, worked up and treatment.
It is a team approach that was developed to extend the physicians' ability to treat
the growing number of patients.
Only a few years ago, as part of Governor Rendell's Prescription for Pennsylvania,
the current Pennsylvania collaborative agreement requirement was instituted which
is a very "loose" contract without geographic parameters, the physician does not
have to be onsite, the meeting and chart review requirements are vaguely described
as on "a regularly scheduled basis" without a strict definition, and there is no
maximum number of nurse practitioners with whom a physician may collaborate.

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