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Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C

Stephen H. Hanson, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 34-year PA currently practicing in Bakersfield, Calif., in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Hanson has served in many specialties during the span of his career including public health, OB/GYN, occupational injury, urgent care and emergency medicine.

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Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are a vital part in solving the opioid epidemic and will soon have new authority to do so.

Medicine is now a team sport which has many moving parts and requires a highly specialized staff. PAs are not the enemy. We are the solution.


Despite the progress the healthcare industry has had in adopting EHRs, the interoperability of these systems needs to be better.


After taking a trip to the highlands of Guatemala, this provider is looking at non-communicable diseases in a new, scarier light.


One provider shares his experiences in delivering care in a third-world country and the tough realities of life in these areas.


Here's why you should ignore "Incident to" Billing for PA services, which require a significant amount of additional work without a fair return in revenue.

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Various tools within the EHR can be important in speeding up the process of documenting the patients' care, but providers must be careful about the potential hazards of this added convenience.

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A guide to helping physicians better understand the process of Medicare-based reimbursement for PAs. What do you have to know?


While there isn't a lot of data available on the EHR, recent studies show the promise of the technology in cost savings, diagnosis, and patient safety.

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Providers are dropping the ball when it comes to what patients want out of mobile health platforms. Here's what they should know about its potential.


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