Shrinking the Psychiatrist Shortage

Michael Powe, vice president of reimbursement and professional advocacy for AAPA was quoted in a Managed Care Magazine article exploring methods to fill gaps in psychiatric care—including leveraging PAs and NPs.

“Four or five years ago, if you went to behavioral health companies, they would say that unless you were a psychologist, psychiatrist, or social worker, you couldn’t apply at all as a PA to be part of their network,” he says.

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