Posts Tagged ‘nurse practitioner’

Infographic: What Can a Nurse Practitioner do?

August 31st, 2016 by Melanie Matthews

Nurse practitioners may help to fill staffing needs at hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare organizations, according to a new infographic by Barton Associates.

The infographic looks at how nurse practitioners can practice at the top of their license.

A profitable by-product of CMS’s aggressive pursuit of value-based healthcare delivery is a menu of revenue opportunities associated with care management of the Medicare population.

Physician Reimbursement in 2016: 4 Billable Medicare Events to Maximize Care Management Revenue and Results details the ways in which Bon Secours Medical Group (BSMG) leverages a team-based care approach, expanded care access and technology to capitalize on four Medicare billing events: transitional care management, chronic care management, Medicare annual wellness visits and advance care planning.

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Infographic: Rise of the Nurse Practitioner

May 23rd, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

The demand for nurse practitioners, who account for 19 percent of all primary care in the United States, will double by 2020, according to a new infographic from Maryville University Master of Science in Nursing Online.

This infographic also details how the career of nurse practitioner began in the 1960s, and its rapidly growing popularity.

Learn more about the rise of the nurse practitioner with The Emerging Role of Nurse Practitioners in Expanding Access, Enhancing Revenue, a 45-minute webinar now available as a CD-ROM, via On Demand Web access or as a training DVD. Linda Lindeke, Ph.D., RN, and CNP, associate professor for the School of Nursing and Department of Pediatrics and director of Graduate Studies for the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, examined how nurse practitioners are being utilized in the physician practice, hospital and clinic settings to increase access to care and coordinate care for patients with chronic conditions.

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Physician Group ACOs Value Specialists, Nurse Practitioners

March 19th, 2014 by Jessica Fornarotto

As the number of public and private accountable care organizations nears 500, participants are fine-tuning the ACO model. In the few years since the ACO model entered healthcare’s consciousness, administration has shifted from hospital-led to physician-only leadership to PHO-helmed ACOs. In its third annual industry survey on ACOs, conducted in 2013, the Healthcare Intelligence Network captured how 138 healthcare organizations are participating in ACOs.

Drilling down to the multi-specialty physician group perspective, this survey analyzed the number of existing ACOs for this sector, which providers participate in the ACO, and more.

With their built-in cadre of healthcare providers, multi-specialty physician groups (referred to here as physician groups), which comprised about a tenth of survey respondents, would seem ideally placed to transition to accountable care organizations. Percentage-wise, this sector has the highest rate of existing ACOs (57 percent participating in ACOs versus 34 percent of overall respondents) and twice the rate of participants in the CMS Pioneer ACO program (25 percent versus 13 percent).

In other deviations from the norm, twice the number of physician group-reported ACOs favor the hybrid FFS + care coordination + shared savings payment model (75 percent of physician-group ACOs versus 37 percent of overall respondents).

More than half of ACOs in this sector are administered by independent physician associations (IPAs), and most are smaller than the hospital-sized ACOs reported in the survey, with three-quarters reporting a physician staff of less than 100. These ACOs benefit from having specialists on board in greater numbers to help with care coordination of the chronically ill (100 percent include specialists, versus 71 percent overall).

They also unanimously include nurse practitioners (versus 90 percent of overall respondents) and with 50 percent including clinical psychologists in the ACO (versus 42 percent overall), are a little further along on the path of integrating behavioral health into the accountable care initiative.

Cognizant of the full care continuum, these IPA-led ACOs are almost twice as likely as overall respondents to include skilled nursing facilities (50 percent versus 29 percent overall) and hospice (75 percent versus 42 percent overall) in their ACOs.

Excerpted from: 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations