Maximizing Reimbursement: What Nurse Practitioners Need to Know

As NPs treat greater numbers of patients, they must take steps to ensure that they are properly reimbursed for their services.

from The Nurse Practitioner

With more people gaining access to healthcare coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the demand for primary care providers in the United States is expected to increase, dramatically outpacing supply. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the shortfall is expected to exceed 29,000 physicians by 2016 and more than 45,000 by 2020. Despite the anticipated gap, there is one group of healthcare providers that may stand to benefit from additional opportunities: nurse practitioners.

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