Created in 2009 as a response to the need for a convenient way to network and exchange information in the Physician Advisor community, NAPA is the premier national association dedicated to the role of the Physician Advisor. NAPA has since expanded to 800+ members; serving as a central hub for discussions, opportunities, and networking for this growing role. NAPA membership is free for qualified Physician Advisors, Medical Directors, Physicians, and Case Managers. Join the NAPA LinkedIn group and connect with your peers today.

September 28 - 29, 2015 | Boston, MA

The 14th Annual Patient Flow Summit gathers experts from hospitals, health systems, and health plans to tackle the challenges of admission efficiency, improving virtual capacity, and effective discharge planning while focusing on the patient safety. The summit will include discussions on innovative bed management technology, streamlined standard operating procedures, and case studies that examine the patient experience.

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October 19 - 20, 2015 | San Diego, CA

Join the National Association of Physician Advisors (NAPA) in Chicago for the 12th Annual The 3rd Annual West Physician Advisor & Case Management Summit brings together clinicians who work in the Physician Advisor role or in a Care/Case Management role in a western U.S. hospital setting. At the summit, attendees will share strategies to improve clinical documentation, discuss how to deal with RAC audits, explore changing CMS requirements, and discover innovative methods to reduce readmissions.

Faculty Interviews


Charles Locke, MD Charles Locke, MD
Senior Physician Advisor
Johns Hopkins Medicine
JO. Scott Lauter, MD, FACP, FHM O. Scott Lauter, MD, FACP, FHM
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Lancaster General Hospital
William P. Stanford, MD, PhD William P. Stanford, MD, PhD
CEO, Stanford Hospitalist Medical Group, Physician Advisor of Cedars-Sinai Medicine/Clinical Innovation
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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As a physician advisor at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Charles Locke has seen his role evolve over a very short time. He shares what he's learned over the past 3 years. Extensive changes are happening at Lancaster General to meet the patient's needs. Dr. Scott Lauter talks a little bit about what that involves. Dr. William Stanford of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center speaks on incorporating senior hospitalists into unit-based multidisciplinary rounds and how that is impacting overall efficiency and quality of care.

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NAPA provides a central place for PAs to network and discuss everyday questions and challenges:

Working Together
  • The Evolving Role of the PA
  • Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs)
  • Coding & Documentation
  • Reducing Denials
  • Utilization Management
  • The Liability & Responsibility of the Physician Advisor
  • Measuring the Success of a Physician Advisor Program