Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice

Dates: April 17 - 18, 2020

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are crucial members of the gastroenterology clinical team in delivering high quality and efficient care to patients.  The Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice course examines GI-specific essentials for APPs new or returning to GI and provides best practices to assist APPs in navigating their role in all GI practice setting. A team-oriented course, this is a must-attend course for APP supervisors, practice administrators and physician leaders responsible for orienting the APP to their new roles and responsibilities. Core sessions taking place will be: Preparing the Patient for Endoscopy, Ins and Outs of Endoscopy, APP Inpatient and Outpatient Workday, and Building a Quality Team. Key topics covered include: drafting quality GI notes, interactive case studies on the basics of endoscopy, and the role of GI APPs and their workday. The Advanced Practice Provider Onboarding for the GI Practice course will become a critical resource for practices that want to create an effective APP/physician collaboration and successfully and smoothly integrate new APPs into their GI team.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize key aspects of scope of practice in GI consultation as reflected in proper documentation. 
  • Summarize various endoscopic procedures and how best to prepare the patient for endoscopy.
  • Identify common codes used for GI consult endoscopic procedures.
  • Discuss the role of the of the GI APP by chronicling both inpatient and outpatient workdays.
  • Outline tools and resources needed to develop an onboarding program for the GI APP.
  • List key elements of a high-performing, quality GI team.
Course Directors and Faculty

Course Directors

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE

Joseph JVicari, MD, MBA, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, IL

Dr. Vicari joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd. in 1997 and is now Managing Partner.  He also is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.  Dr. Vicari completed his GI Fellowship in gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.  He currently serves Chair of the Practice Management Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a journal reviewer for the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  Dr. Vicari has presented numerous lectures and presentations to students, and residents and physicians both locally and nationally.

Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-C, CCS-P, FAANP

Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-C, CCS-P, FAANP
St. Joseph Health
Fullerton, CA

Jill Olmstead is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at Providence St. Joseph Health. She has practiced as an NP for over 15 years specializing in gastroenterology. Her practice includes evaluating and managing new patient GI consultations, follow-up visits and diagnostic Flexible sigmoidoscopies. Jill is credentialed as a certified coder, a clinical documentation improvement specialist and risk adjustment coder. Jill recently was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and currently serves on ASGE’s Reimbursement Committee. She has been published in Gastroenterology Nursing, the Journal for the American Academy for Nurse Practitioners and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 


Enslin, Sarah

Sarah Enslin, RPA -C 
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

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Vivek Kaul, MD, FASGE
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

Aaron Shiels, MD, FASGE

Aaron Shiels, MD, FASGE
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, IL

Barbara Tauscher, MHA, FACMP

Barbara Tauscher, MHA, FACMPE
The Oregon Clinic
Portland, OR

Course Agenda

Day 1                                     Friday, April 17, 2020 

12:30 - 1:00 PM                 Registration and Exhibits

1:00 - 1:10 PM                   Course Directors’  Welcome and Introduction

Session I                              Preparing the Patient for Endoscopy

GI Endoscopy specific education is essential to a successful GI APP visit. This session will provide an overview of a GI consult, the essentials of a GI note and analyze two case studies for outpatient and inpatient consult and follow-up notes.  Essential pre-procedure preparations for endoscopy procedures will also be reviewed.

1:00 - 1:30 PM                   Fundamentals of the GI Consult

1:30 - 2:00 PM                   Creating a Quality GI Note

2:00 - 2:20 PM                   Case Study I - Outpatient New Consult and Outpatient Follow-up Note 

2:20 - 2:40 PM                   Case Study II - Inpatient New Consult and Inpatient Follow-up Note

2:40 - 3:00 PM                   Questions and Answers

3:00 - 3:20 PM                   Break and Exhibits

3:20 - 3:50 PM                   Sedation and Analgesia in GI Endoscopy

3:50 - 4:20 PM                   Bowel Preparation Before Colonoscopy

4:20 - 4:50 PM                   Management of Anti-Thrombotic Agents for Patients Undergoing GI Endoscopy

4:50 - 5:10 PM                   Questions and Answers

5:10 PM                               Adjournment

Day 2                                    Saturday, April 18, 2020 

7:00 - 8:00 AM                  Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00 - 8:10 AM                  Introduction to Day 2

Session II                           Ins and Outs of Endoscopy

Advanced procedures in endoscopy require their own set of best practices in GI units. This session will address the logistics of endoscopic procedures including ERCP.

8:10 - 8:40 AM                  Upper Endoscopy - The Basics

8:40 - 9:10 AM                  Colonoscopy - The Basics

9:10 - 9:40 AM                  ERCP - Basics to Patient Selection

9:40 - 9:50 AM                  Questions and Answers

9:50 - 10:10 AM                Break and Exhibits

Session III                           I Am Here, Now What Do I Do?

As an APP new to GI it is important to have a working knowledge of both an inpatient and outpatient workday - from proper coding of a patient visit for reimbursement to planning for a follow-up visit. These presentations will provide an overview of the complete schedule for an outpatient and inpatient GI APP workday.

10:10 - 10:40 AM             Introduction to Coding

10:40 - 11:10 AM             The Outpatient APP Workday - Design and Function

11:10 - 11:40 AM             The Inpatient APP Workday - Design and Function

11:40 AM - 1200 PM       Questions and Answers

12:00 - 1:00 PM                 Lunch and Exhibits

Session IV                           Building a Quality Team

A quality physician and APP team requires collaboration. In this session, you will acquire new tools to utilize as an in-house education program, ensuring you are providing high-quality care to your patients as a team.

1:00 - 1:30 PM                   Building an In-House APP Education Onboarding Program

1:30 - 2:00 PM                   Delivering Quality Care - An Introduction to GI Quality Metrics and Evidence-Based GI

2:00 - 2:30 PM                   The APP/Physician Collaborative Relationship - Providing High-Quality Care

2:30 - 2:40 PM                   Questions and Answers

2:40 - 3:00 PM                   Break and Exhibits

3:00 - 3:30 PM                   GI Subspecialty Clinics

3:30 - 4:00 PM                  Mutual Expectations for Your Practice

4:00 - 4:30 PM                   Finding the Right Fit

4:30 - 4:50 PM                   Questions and Answers

4:50 - 5:00 PM                   Closing Remarks and Course Adjournment

Agenda subject to change.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations
Two ways to participate: Attend in-person or live stream the course!

When you attend in-person, you’ll join your peers at the state-of-the-art ASGE IT&T for a day of education and networking. After the course you’ll receive complimentary access to the on-demand recorded session.

The live simulcast is a practical solution for those who aren’t able to take time away from their practice. You’ll still receive the world-class educational experience that is the hallmark of ASGE courses, including the ability to participate in real-time Q&A sessions. Materials will be available prior to the start of the course, and you will receive the on-demand recorded session after the course.

When you register, you will be prompted to choose either the in-person or live streaming option.

Registration Fees

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Registration fee will include complimentary 1-year Associate Membership for APPs only











Team Rate





$100 off




Contact ASGE’s Customer Care at 630-573-0600 for $100 off your registration fees when two or more persons from your unit attend the course


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  2. Phone: 1-630-573-0600
  3. Fax: 1-630-963-8332
  4. Mail: American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, PO Box 809055, Chicago, IL 60680-9055

For all registration inquiries, email ASGE Customer Care at or call 1-630-573-0600.

Industry Representatives
Industry representatives interested in attending this course must contact Vanita Jordan-Moore, Senior Manager, Sales and Business Development (Tel: 630.570.5625; email: or Linda kay Tyler, Senior Director, Sales and Business Development (Tel: 630.570.5601; email: In compliance with ACCME guidelines, industry representatives may not ask questions during a CME course.

Hotel Accommodations

ASGE courses have a history of selling out. It is recommended that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. However, you may want to wait to make your airline reservations until you receive confirmation of registration from ASGE.

Marriott Suites Downers Grove
1500 Opus Place
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
P: 1-800-228-9290 or (630) 852-1500
F: (630) 852-6527

ASGE has arranged a room for this course at $129 per night plus applicable tax. This discount is valid only if the reservation is made before March 27, 2020. Please contact the hotel directly to make hotel reservations. Please mention the name of the ASGE course when making your reservation.

A free shuttle will be provided between the hotel and the ASGE Institute for Training and Technology.

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Continuing Medical Education and Other Information

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIANS - ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS will receive a certificate of participation specifying hours of education accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Disclosure Statement

ASGE Assurance to High Level Scientific Evidence and Adherence to Neutrality: ASGE is committed to you, our learners. We are committed to assuring the highest level of scientific rigor, research-based evidence and practicality to clinical use is conveyed throughout this educational activity. Members who designed this educational activity are carefully selected for their content expertise, teaching excellence and neutrality on the topic(s) being presented. ASGE requires all subject matter experts, committee members and staff planners who are in a position to control any aspect of content to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. Financial relationships in any amount is considered a potential conflict of interest, is peer-reviewed and resolved according to ASGE’s Educational Conflict of Interest policy and procedure prior to the start of this program.  

HIPAA Accountability: ASGE makes every effort to not include individually identifiable health information in this educational activity. To protect patient privacy, faculty are requested to de-identify patient related material in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Educational Attributes: This ASGE educational program addresses the following desirable physician attribute(s) that align with ACGME/ABMS Competencies, Institute of Medicine Competencies and/or Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competencies: a) Medical Knowledge; b) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; c) Provide Patient-Centered Care; and d) Employ Evidence-Based Practice.

ASGE’s Commitment to Our Learners: ASGE’s continuing medical education program consists of a diversified educational portfolio. Each educational activity serves to maintain, develop, or increase our learner’s knowledge, skill, and professional performance. It is our intention that you will be able to transfer this learning to the provision of services for your patients, the public and the endoscopy profession. Content developed for this educational activity is based upon a body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the GI profession and ASGE’s standards of practice, the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

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