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APP Compensation, Utilization Focus of MedAxiom Report

Salaries of cardiovascular advanced practice providers (APPs) increased 13% between 2018 and 2022, based on the 2023 Cardiovascular Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Compensation and Utilization Report released by MedAxiom. In addition, the report finds that the APP per physician ratio is steadily climbing year-over-year, with big increases in cardiac surgery.

The 2023 report includes 2022 data from 106 provider organizations – the most to date. Among the highlights, more than 80% of respondents reported that their APPs work in the ambulatory setting. Most programs described APPs as working in specialty care, with 83% utilizing APPs in their heart failure programs or to provide heart failure care. Over half of respondents said an APP leads their APP team, with this leadership remaining a contributor to program success.

"With the current strain on the physician cardiology workforce and most programs experiencing access challenges, a team-based care model continues to improve capacity while ensuring access," said Ginger Biesbrock, DSC, PA-C, FACC, executive vice president of MedAxiom Care Transformation Services. "However, the way the team is established and put into action is highly variable with ongoing questions related to the APP role, capacity, workload expectations, etc. With APPs being the second most expensive human resource in the organization, it is critical to thoughtfully utilize your APPs' skills."

Click here to access the full report.

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Prevention, Stress

Keywords: Cardiology Magazine, ACC Publications, Health Policy, Financial Stress

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