Neither the number of FTE physicians nor the use of nonphysician providers
is associated with any of the screening or monitoring measures.
To investigate differences in responses based on provider training, we compared the responses of physicians with those of nonphysician providers
Another example of a recent study using this method for obtaining information about the practice characteristics of nonphysician providers
is a study by Running et al that describes practice characteristics of nurse practitioners.
PCPs are not alone in increasing productivity by employing nonphysician providers
The average number of nonphysician providers
(including PAs, NPs, and nurse midwives) per 100,000 patients is estimated at 23.
For 2011, the MGMA's annual compensation and production survey includes data from 62,245 physicians and nonphysician providers
in 2,913 group practices.
Different types of nonphysician providers
are typically available in different health care settings that may make the effect of availability on the use of these providers difficult to model.
Then nonphysician providers
(nurses, physician's assistants, pharmacists, and others) and smaller institutional providers would fill the gaps in less intensive services and at the local and regional level.
Some nonphysician providers
also will be eligible for increased payments.
Fourth, education and reeducation of physicians, nonphysician providers
, administrators, and managers must be a top priority if the organization is to achieve true integration.
and caregivers face both the disincentives of poor funding from Medicare and Medicaid and "the fact that these workers have not been recognized as the pivotal health care workers that they are," said panel member Carol Raphael, president and chief executive officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
At the other extreme, it may be necessary to subcontract with nonphysician providers
, such as podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, etc.