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Medical practices can grow their revenue by up to 20% by using extenders such as physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), but only if patient demand warrants it, an article published in Medical Economics advises.
Why this matters
Primary care physicians can make $20,000-$45,000 in profit from an extender, a consultant told the magazine.
The article recommends planning ahead to hire an extender because it can take 6 mo or more to find the right person and get them credentialed with health plans.