News and Commentary
An article in Medscape reveals an odd phenomenon where advanced practitioners who bill for medical services under a physician’s name aren’t recorded in the nation’s medical database, and therefore what they do and the value they add isn’t recorded.
The president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has called on lawmakers to authorize full practicing authority for nurse practitioners, arguing that outdated nursing licensure laws only make the US healthcare system more challenging and complex.
A working paper from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that professional titles that finance professionals use have an effect consumer trust in their abilities. Titles like “stockbrokers” and “insurance agents” were found to be less trustworthy than “financial planners/advisors”. The researchers suggest that the SEC should have gone further in its title reform efforts.
A new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows that physician assistants and nurse practitioners are performing more image-guided procedures, but non-physician providers still read relatively few diagnostic imaging exams. They attribute this to the variation in different state practice laws