Conferences & CME

OAPA ConferenceS

OAPA offers a pharmacology-specific conference each Spring and an annual conference in the Fall.  Other conferences are offered when a need is identified.

Reimbursement Seminar - March 20 - Registration Open - See Below
Pharmacology Conference - April 17-18 - Registration Open - See Below
2015 Annual Conference - October 2-4

OAPA Reimbursement Seminar

Reimbursement and Utilization of Physician Assistants in Hospital and Outpatient (private) Settings:

A seminar explaining ways to maximize the reimbursement and utilization of PA's in practice.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Columbus Marriott Northwest
Dublin, OH
8:00 AM - Registration
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM Sessions

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All participants
will learn about:

  • Reimbursement rules related to Medicare, Medicaid and private third party payers
  • Credentialing and privileging
  • Joint Commission requirements
  • Medicare's condition of participation regulations
  • The training, certification, licensing and privileging for PAs
  • Measures necessary before a PA begins practice
  • Four areas of utilization of PAs in your system
  • Reporting structures of the PA to physicians and administrators

Hospital administrators
will learn to understand and develop the productivity expectations and metrics by which the value of PAs is assessed within the institutions and learn the answers to FAQs:

  • What is shared billing?
  • Can a pre-op H&P performed by a PA be separately billed?
  • Can PAs bill for discharge summaries?
  • When can I bill for "incident to"?
  • How is the 1500 form filled out on an "incident to" claim?
  • Are PAs able to bill high level evaluation and management codes and consultations?

Speakers: Michael Powe from AAPA and Josanne Pagel, PA-C from the Cleveland Clinic.

We encourage you to send the billing personnel from your practice. 

OAPA will apply for 4.0 CEUs from AAPC.  Total number approved is yet to be determined

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.  Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. 

Registration in $80 per person.

Hotel Information:

The hotel is located at 5605 Blazer Parkway in Dublin, OH.


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Registration is now open for the 2015 Pharmacology Conference.  It will be held:

April 17-18, 2015
Sheraton Suites
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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Friday, April 17

Registration at 7:00 AM with sessions from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM – includes continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception.

7.0 CME hours including sessions on Hyper and Hypo Calcemia, Hirsutism, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Pain Management, Skin Infections and Acute Pain.

Saturday, April 18

Registration at 7:30 AM with sessions from 8:00 AM – 1:15 PM - includes breakfast buffet and box lunch.

5.0 CME hours including sessions on Ebola and Pandemics, Acute Stroke Management, Antibiotics, Adult Vaccines and Prescribing Hormones.

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 12.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.  Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.  This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Full agenda.


Full Conference - $475
OAPA Member Discount = $175, Member registration is $300

Friday Only - $275
OAPA Member Discount = $100, Member registration is $175

Saturday Only - $225
OAPA Member Discount = $100, Member registration is $125

A printed syllabus is available for $10.  Attendees not purchasing a syllabus will receive an agenda and a link to download session materials from the OAPA website.

Deadline for early bird registration is April 12, 2015.  Registration fees will increase by $100 on April 13, 2015.

Refund (minus $25 processing fee) available upon written request, postmarked on or before April 13, 2015.  No refunds after deadline date.  No refunds for no shows.


(Attendees make their own hotel reservations):

Sheraton Suites,Cuyahoga Falls
Room Rates: $124.00, Reservation Deadline: 3/20/15
Call 330/929-3000 and mention OAPA.
1989 Front Street,Cuyahoga Falls

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2014 Annual Conference Handouts

2014 OAPA Pharmacology
Conference Handouts



This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 15.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.  Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of August 1, 2014.  Participants may submit the self-assessment exam any time during that period.

OAPA will renew this accreditation annually.

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Purchase Price - $275
OAPA Member Discount ($100)
OAPA Member Price - $175

Includes a set of 9 DVDs, Program Information and a Self Assessment Exam.

Return the Exam to the OAPA office for scoring. Upon successful completion of the exam a Certificate of Completion will be issued and sent via US Mail to you.

Allow 7-10 business days for processing and shipping. Expedited shipping, for an additional charge of $30.00, may be arranged by contacting the OAPA office for confirmation that expedited shipping is available.

If you have any questions please contact the OAPA office at 800/292-4997 (824-2101 in Columbus) or email

Please note that OAPA does not accept credit cards by email or fax. 

Other Conferences

None at this time.