Physicians Decry Scope Of Practice Bill As Workforce Shortages Drag On

By Bridget Early / November 29, 2022 at 1:12 PM
A coalition of 80 provider groups is calling on Congress to abandon a bill that would broaden the types of providers who can offer physician-level services, arguing the bill could destroy quality of care and hike health care costs, but the letter comes as updates on the physician workforce indicate that physicians are struggling to handle their current workload, due in part to rampant shortages of nonphysician practitioners. In a recent letter to House Energy & Commerce and Ways &...

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