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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Physician/staff advisories

The evolution of physician extenders


Due to our changing healthcare environment, there is an ever increasing need for additional primary care medicine providers. Physician extenders -- including Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants -- are lobbying to fill in those gaps. As a result, many states have introduced and passed legislation regarding the regulation of midlevel providers. The physician extenders generally want …

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