Rethinking the Role of Advanced Care Practitioners

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Is the right person performing the right tasks at the right time in your cardiology practice? Unless you have the right care delivery model in place, gains in efficiency and access will be hard to attain. Advanced care practitioners (ACPs), such as physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), have long supported the delivery of cardiac care, yet they simply are not being leveraged as effectively as they could be in cardiology practices and service lines. Instead, long-held practice models and lingering assumptions about the role of ACPs restrict their true capacity to improve productivity and enhance patient access. With ACPs continuing to be available but underutilized resources, it’s time to rethink their involvement in advancing care, not just supporting it.

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