- 82% of large employers now include retail clinics in their health plan networks.
- There are now 21 states plus the District of Columbia that already give nurse practitioners full practice authority.
- 59% of large employers offer telemedicine, "up sharply" from 30% in 2015.
- The shift to care provided by PAs and NPs comes amid a nationwide doctor shortage and the need for more primary care providers, particularly as 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Taken from 2017 Brings More Access to Nurse Practitioners, PAs and Telemedicine on Forbes.com.
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