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OSPA - OTP Survey - 12-5-17
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Dear Oregon PA:

Optimal Team Practice (OTP) is a four-pillared vision for future PA practice. AAPA proposed OTP in response to concerns about the barriers that PAs experience today in the evolving world of healthcare. Many PAs have experienced difficulties and voiced firsthand problems in obtaining or retaining positions in a changing competitive marketplace. PAs have also experienced the frustrating limiting of their abilities to provide the best care to their patients. OTP attempts to address those issues and position our 50-year-old PA profession to thrive over the next 50 years.  


The OTP pillars are:

1.    Continued commitment to the team-based approach to patient care
2.    That collaboration be determined at the practice level, rather than by government mandate
3.    Regulation of PAs by autonomous PA boards, or boards which have suitable PA membership

4.    Direct and visible reimbursement for PA services by all public and private insurers

 

The OSPA's goal in developing this survey is:

1) To determine to what extent Oregon PAs support or agree with the AAPA's OTP vision.
2) To determine what parts of OTP that Oregon PAs find important or compelling.
3)To determine how this might affect an Oregon PA's everyday practice.

 

Your answers will assist the OSPA is assessing the appropriate next move for the OSPA in addressing the appropriate next move for the OSPA in addressing OTP's future in Oregon. Thank you in advance. Your OSPA - Working for Oregon's PAs.
 
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The majority of my practice time would be considered to be in the following venue: 

Rural
Non-Rural (Urban)
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OTP Component 1
One component of OTP is a commitment to a team-based approach to patient care. This is the current standard of practice, such as PAs working in patient-centered teams, collaborating with other providers, physicians, RNs, social workers, mental health providers, etc.

OTP Component 2
Another component of OTP is that collaboration be determined at the practice level, rather than by government mandate. That is to say, that no formal supervisory relationship requirement exist for PA practice. This would require a change in Oregon Law. 

OTP Component 3
 
Another component of OTP is that PA practice be regulated by autonomous boards or boards with full representation of PAs. This would require a change in Oregon law.

OTP Component 4
Another component of OTP is direct and visible reimbursement for PA services by all public and private insurers. This would likely require some change in law, and some change in policy across the insurance stakeholders.
 
How important is each OTP pillar to you?
 Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Less Important Not Important at All 
Team-Based Care Model (#1)
Removal of Mandated Supervision (#2)
Autonomous Boards (#3)
Full Visible Reimbursement (#4)
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How much do you personally agree with the each of the OTP components? 

 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree 
Team-Based Care Model (#1)
Removal of Mandated Supervision (#2)
Autonomous Boards (#3)
Full Visible Reimbursement (#4)
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How much do you anticipate this would impact your personal practice?   


 Much Better Somewhat Better No Difference Somewhat Worse Much Worse 
Team-Based Care Model (#1)
Removal of Mandated Supervision (#2)
Autonomous Boards (#3)
Full Visible Reimbursement (#4)
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Team-Based Care Model (#1) - How should we address it? What concerns do you have?
 

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Removal of Mandated Supervision (#2) - How should we address it? What concerns do you have?
 

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Autonomous Boards (#3) - How should we address it? What concerns do you have?
 

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Full Visible Reimbursement (#4) - How should we address it? What concerns do you have?
 

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Do you think that PA programs should prepare PAs to be fully autonomous?   

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No
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Would you be willing to participate in a more-expansive survey (most probably within 2 weeks) specifically related to the effect of OTP on the early-career, or soon to be, PA? 


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I would like to be more involved with the OTP issue in Oregon. 

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No
Maybe Later
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Please share any comments that you may have on OTP that you'd like to share with the OSPA Board.  

 

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