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Risk Management Guide: Advanced Practice Providers

Curi considers Advanced Practice Providers to consist of Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) serve an integral role as members of the healthcare delivery team. APPs bring unique clinical talents and skills, serving  a valuable role not only in the direct patient care arena but also with leading education efforts and offering a unique perspective in supporting the patient-centered care experience. According to the American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for Medical Health Care Teams, physicians must be responsible and have authority for initiating and implementing quality control programs for the APP…

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