According to the American Medical Association (AMA), physician-led team-based care is the future of healthcare delivery in America. Recently, AMA members suggested physicians receive payment for services and then make the decisions about how other team members get paid. These “disbursement decisions” would be based on factors such as volume and intensity of services and care quality. Believing that physicians are crucial to optimal patient care, the AMA has been outspoken about their concerns for nurse-led practices. Nurse practitioners have fought back stating that have the required skills to help areas where there are primary-care shortages.
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