November 2013

Advanced Practice Providers — Emerging Risks

Healthcare delivery models are changing rapidly. At the forefront of this shifting paradigm are advanced practice providers (APPs), such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse anesthetists. As these changes occur, it's important for healthcare providers and staff to be aware of expanding provider types and scopes of practice. This program reviews anticipated physician shortages and the current role of APPs in healthcare, provides an overview of APP practice settings and future demand expectations, and outlines basic risks related to APPs (as well as potential strategies for risk mitigation).

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