physician assistants

Which Medical Specialty Continues to Grow?

December 19, 2013
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In the past year, the idea of physician extenders being given more autonomy and responsibility within healthcare systems has gained great momentum, and they have become integral to the future of the American healthcare delivery system. We’ve noted before that extenders are expected to help ease the burden of the physician-shortage crisis and to relieve […]

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Question: Are Physician Extenders Filling in the Physician Shortage Gaps?

October 18, 2013
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Many healthcare organizations are well-versed in the ongoing conflict between physician extenders and physicians over expanded authority for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Physician extenders claim that allowing them more independence in caring for patients will help meet the challenges posed by the worsening physician-shortage crisis. According to Maggie Fox of NBC News, this is […]

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Which of Your Hospital’s Employees is Most Satisfied with Their Jobs?

October 3, 2013
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Take this survey for what it is: a small sampling of attendees at their association’s annual meeting. However, going by this small sampling, the employees most satisfied with their jobs at your organization may surprise you. The survey in question was conducted by temporary physician and NP staffing firm Staff Care, an affiliate with recruitment […]

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Update: Physician Extenders Lobby to be Credentialed within Insurer Networks

September 17, 2013
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As we covered previously on this site, nurse practitioners recently lost a significant legislative fight in California over the expansion of their authority and responsibilities as medical professionals. But this defeat, not to mention the beleaguered battles being fought elsewhere in the country, has only motivated NPs to refocus their efforts. Now, Julie Appleby for […]

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