Why practices should welcome nonphysician provider expansion

Despite the controversy surrounding the expansion of the roles of advanced-practice registered nurses and nurse practitioners in many states, there are plenty of reasons to welcome this latest shift in the healthcare landscape, according to Healthcare Finance. To start, the expansion of provider roles will likely lead more clinicians to take advantage of federal incentives that allow them to create and stay in independent practices. What's more, scope of practice expansion can pay off for patients, as one nonprofit organization recently noted that nurses play a major role in improving outcomes. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare