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Hear what others are saying —
“AP Health First Assists are experienced and technically facile-helping me be more efficient. They understand the flow of surgery and I view them as an integral part of the care team. They are compassionate and go above and beyond. In summary, AP Health First Assists are the best of the best!”
“I can wholeheartedly recommend AP Health as a superb assistant program. I have worked with this group over 15 years in primarily outpatient and short stay spinal procedures. They are all excellent assistants and are whole heartedly committed to the surgeons needs and wants and to the flow of the entire operative team. Their approach positively impacts the entire surgical team from very rapid room turnovers to skilled and efficient wound closures. can recommend them without reservation.”
“AP Health provides great stability for our Cardiac program. We used to experience constant turnover with practitioners, which negatively impacted job satisfaction, but now we have a well-established, high-quality group of satisfied cardiac PA’s who love what they do.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question about AP Health? See the list below for our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed here, then please contact us.
What surgical specialties does your company cover?
How does AP Health help surgeons?
AP Health is all about making surgeons’ lives at the hospital easier which makes yours easier – and your hospital more profitable – and a better place for patients to receive care. It’s about intelligently offloading non-procedure work to Advanced Practice Providers and other professionals and working as a perioperative team.
How is your firm compensated?
Typically, we receive a stipend from the hospital to manage the Surgical First Assistant (SFA) program – and will guarantee savings (at your current volume of surgeries) while providing a number of additional benefits to your hospital. The remainder comes from the professional services that AP Health bills for separately that are deemed “medically necessary.” The percentage of savings depends on a number of factors including a hospitals’ case-mix, payor-mix, and surgeons. AP is able to provide a discount to hospitals because AP bills third parties directly. However, there are many functions performed by AP which are not reimbursable such as double scrubbing, assisting on a non-medically necessary cases, and other payer specific restrictions.
Why choose AP Health to improve our hospital’s perioperative services – versus doing it on our own?
While your hospital may be an exception, this is a new, advanced, perioperative approach for the vast majority of hospitals which simply do not have the in-house resources to manage and execute. This includes the Clinical Perioperative Staffing, Information Technology, and Perioperative Process Improvement services needed. As a third-party we can bill separately for our Advanced Practice Providers (that are deemed medically necessary according to strict compliance rules) and therefore save you money.