Medical practices employing higher ratios of nonphysician providers (NPPs) to physicians enjoy more productivity, lower costs and higher revenue, according to numbers from MGMA DataDrive.
The report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) offers evidence that the increased care, division of work duties and ancillary services provided by nonphysician providers can have a big effect on medical practice success.
Nonphysician Providers: Positive Impact
Practices with a ratio of 0.41 or more NPPs per full time physician took in $133,038 more revenue in 2015 and spent $12,105 less per physician compared to practices with fewer than 0.40 NPPs per doctor. They were also more productive, logging 253 more patients and over a thousand more procedures per physician.