- Contact the Health Plans because as a part of credentialing they can tell you the requirements of a sponsoring MD.
- We have a physician supervise the PA and a “ Physician- Physician Assistant Delegation Agreement” needs to be completed. You can go on line and get the MN version for current year. We have this updated each year for the PA and supervising physician. This is required for insurance credentialing as well. Also attached is a policy regarding clinical privileges as well as the form used for initial and reappointment of clinical privileges. This is updated every 2 years.
- I have one Physician Assistant on staff; no real difference in supervision from NPs, except that they need a physician delegation agreement (which NPs don’t). otherwise, we’ve kept all privileging/credentialing the same.
- All PAs are required to fill out a delegation agreement and they are privileged and credentialed just the same as an MD- except verifying their different licensure of course. Then one Physician is usually in charge of the supervision portion of the arrangement- we have our associate medical directors fill that role.
This form pretty much defines who can be a supervising physician:
Physician Supervision Minn. Stat. § 147A.01, Subd. 23 defines Supervising physician as “a Minnesota licensed physician who accepts full medical responsibility for the performance, practice, and activities of a physician assistant under agreement as described in § 147A.20. Minn. Stat. § 147A.01, Subd. 24 defines Supervision as “overseeing the activities of, and accepting responsibility for, the medical services rendered by a physician assistant. The constant physical presence of the supervising physician is not required so long as the supervising physician and physician assistant are or can be easily in contact with one another by radio, telephone, or other telecommunication device. The scope and nature of the supervision shall be defined by the individual physician-physician assistant delegation agreement.”