Practical Considerations for Employers in Selecting Non-Physician Providers

Contact: Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak; Brouse McDowell (Akron, Ohio, USA)

As the market for Non-Physician Providers (“NPPs”) such as Nurse Practitioners (“NPs”) and Physician Assistants (“PAs”) heats up, health care employers should assess their needs and consider key practical differences between NPs and PAs prior to jumping into the hiring process.  This article focuses on Ohio and presents an overview of some key considerations in selecting NPPs, including education and training, level of practice autonomy, scope of prescriptive authority (if applicable), salary, payors, and liability. 

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