Opinion: Rethink pay cut for dedicated medical professionals

It is common knowledge that nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide quality, effective patientcentered care to wide ranges of patients …

Secondly, NPs and PAs are well aware they are not physicians, nor do they want to be, or they would have pursued that path. Thirdly, less than 13% of all NPs have autonomous practice, and yet Anthem believes it appropriate to penalize the remaining 87%. Finally, like it or not, some of these non-physician practitioners have, in fact, doctorate degrees, are all accredited through national board certification and still they do not want to be physicians.