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Clinical briefs for Friday, March 12

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Physician group changes name

The American College of Physician Executives is becoming the American Association for Physician Leadership. The association said it will broaden its programs and services and strive to “more fully support the physician workforce across the entire career span, from medical students to those in later career stages.

Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD, President, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

60 seconds with … Leonard Gelman, M.D., CMD

Q: What motivated the recent decision to extend AMDA membership to nurse practitioners?
A: The last set of stats that I saw, about 25% of visits in nursing homes are done by nurse practitioners. This trend has been increasing over the last four to six years. We understand that in certain parts of the country, physicians might not be readily available. My take is it doesn’t really matter who does the work, as long as someone qualified is providing the services.

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