Category - Allied

Nurse Practitioners Recognized as Primary Caregivers

November 10th, 2010 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Baltimore has announced that nurse practitioners will be allowed to serve in an independent primary-care capacity. This means that patients are no longer limited to seeing primary-care doctors for everyday care.

Top 3 Steps to Survival and Success for The Small Physician Practice

October 25th, 2010 Medscape released an article this week of the top 3 steps to survival and success for the small physician practice. The number one suggestion in that article was to hire a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. The article stated that adding one of these healthcare providers is a great way to gain efficiency and minimize expense in the office.

PA Utilization

September 22nd, 2010 Having been in the midlevel market my entire CompHealth career (over 5 years), I have come to get to know the abilities and strengths of mid-levels that, ironically enough, many of our clients and major hospital chains that we serve are (for the most part) unaware. The mid-level position in general has been around for a very long time, and seems to have just started to scratch the surface in regards to the acknowledgment of what a mid-level can do as well as how they can, and should be, effectively utilized within a medical setting. In fact, the mid-level position, specifically the position of a Physician Assistant, is always one of the largest and fastest growing fields according to CareerBuilder.