Q&A on Advanced Practice Clinicians

June 4, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Topic:     Q&A on Advanced Practice Clinicians

Faculty:  Charles Chulack and Joshua Hodges


The role of advanced practice clinicians (“APCs”) in caring for patients in hospitals across the country is evolving at a rapid pace.  Both medical staffs and hospitals have numerous questions due to this trend.

During this audio conference, we will discuss some of the most common questions related to advanced practice clinicians and provide you with the answers to those questions.

Covered in this AC:

  • What are credentialing criteria for APCs?
  • How does the privileging process differ?
  • How do you confirm competence when an APC changes specialties?
  • Should APCs be members of the Medical Staff?
  • Should APCs be voting members of Medical Staff committees?
  • The pros and cons of a separate APC credentials committee.
  • What about APCs and peer review?


Listen live on June 4, 2019.  Or, purchase the recording (MP3 or CD) of this audio conference to share with medical staff members at an upcoming meeting or throughout the year.

This audio conference is part of our 2019 Grand Rounds series. Order the entire series for just $1,850 Click here for more information.

Designed to be informative for any medical staff member, Grand Rounds 2019 should be particularly helpful for medical staff leadership:  Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key medical staff committees. 

If you have new members in any of these important positions, this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for direct education that we guarantee will be helpful to them in their new roles.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Evaluate common threshold eligibility criteria for APCs and the differences between those used for physicians;
  2. Outline about the regulatory requirements for privileging APCs and how to assess what procedures APCs are competent to perform;
  3. Explain how hospitals and medical staffs are categorizing APCs in the medical staff structure and the roles that APCs are playing; and
  4. Create an awareness of the options for credentialing APCs and determine what works best for your hospital.

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEUs Credit

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs), which is equal to 1 contact hour.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.


Registration for this audio conference (includes MP3):   $250/line (add $50 for each additional line — 2 max)

Audio Conference Registration:   $1,850/line for all twelve 2019 monthly Grand Rounds.

Audio Conference & MP3:     $1,850 for all 2019 monthly Grand Rounds (Participation and MP3).

CD Only:        $1,850 for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.
MP3 Only:    $1,850 for all 2019 monthly Grand Round recordings.

Mix and Match:  $250 for participation in each 2019 Grand Rounds audio conferences.