For some reason, we've seen a big spike this week in questions about mid-level providers. Given that this is such a hot topic, I thought it might be helpful to post some excerpts from the discussions that my colleagues and I have been having.
You'll see that we don't have all of the answers so I would love to hear from you. How does your organization use NPs and PAs? How do you manage compensation? recruitment? retention? Are physicians compensated for supervising mid-levels? Please submit your comments and questions by completing the form at the bottom of this post.
How do other hospitals structure mid-level providers' compensation?
Based on my conversations with Roundtable members, most MLPs are salaried, and in some cases, they may be eligible for performance bonuses based on quality and/or productivity. However, given the breadth of MLPs' responsibilities, it can be difficult to develop adequate performance metrics.
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