NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models

Published Online: April 17, 2014

Multispecialty medical practices with non-physician providers typically perform better financially than those without physician assistants and nurse practitioners, an MGMA report finds.

The use of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other "non-physician providers" continues to accelerate with the advent of value-based, coordinated care delivery, a Medical Group Management Association analysis shows.

The report examined growth in the use of non-physician providers at multispecialty practices and found that the number of full-time-equivalent NPPs per FTE physician has increased by 11% since 2008. Correspondingly, the analysis determined that medical practices with NPPs typically perform better financially, perhaps because the NPPs boost patient capacity and improve access to providers.

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Source: Healthleader Media