Liability issues with physician extenders

By Alexandra E. Page, MD

Don’t let a valuable asset turn into a liability

Efficient orthopaedic practices make use of the skills of physician extenders (PEs). Most commonly, these mid-level providers include physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). Although these skilled providers can effectively allow you to better serve patients, it is important to recognize that you, as the physician, are ultimately responsible for the care provided in your name.

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