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Is There a Paraprofessional in YOUR Future?


A few weeks ago I wrote in the Advisory e-Alert (March 24, 2009 issue — see this link to the e- Alert archive) about what will happen to your group when the hospital closes.

But what if it stays open and a paraprofessional has taken over your job?

In a move to increase their efficiency (and profitability) physicians welcomed paraprofessional “extenders” (e.g., PAs, CNRAs, radiologist assistants).  But subsequent trends, including carriers and government programs seeking lower “costs” and the fact that paraprofessions, once established, generally seek to expand their scope, are combining to create competition against their former “masters.”

Strategize your future before someone else owns it.

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