NPs & PAs — top hiring priority for medical groups

Teamwork will be the goal of care delivery systems in the near future, according to a survey of physician groups conducted by Cejka Search and the American Group Medical Association. The success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) promoted by the Affordable Care Act will depend on “the performance of effective teams,” says the “2011 Physician Retention Survey.”

However, the primary care shortage will mean medical groups will lean more on lower-level providers. There will be “more pressure on medical groups to use [nurse practitioners and physician assistants] to fill the gaps in patient care and compensate them appropriately,” Cejka and the AMGA said in a written statement.

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PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014
HealthIMPACT Southeast Tampa, FL January 23, 2015

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