Workforce — Scope of Practice

by | Feb 16, 2022 | State Advocacy Network

Allowing practitioners to perform procedures they simply aren’t trained to do can only lead to unpredictable outcomes, higher costs and greater fragmentation of care.

However, as states struggle with health care provider shortages and network capacity, the efficient and safe integration of non-physician providers, including MAs, will become even more critical.

Where We Stand

✅ Allow the maximum patient-to-physician ratio to increase based on the number of physician assistants in a practice.

✅ Expand the ability of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to supervise medical assistants when doctors aren’t on the premises.

Proactive Physician Campaign Resources

Model Legislation — Physician-led teams
Key Messages
Issue Brief

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