For the past few decades the U.S. has experienced a growing shortage of primary care providers, while population aging and chronic illness statistics keep rising. Currently, 79 million Americans lack sufficient access to primary care and 115 million have poor access to mental health care despite the fact that the U.S. spends $3.2 trillion on health care annually—nearly $10,000 per capita (hrsa.gov).
Furthermore, the 23% of the population with chronic conditions drives more than 80% of spending. Lack of care coordination and timely care interventions that prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations account for massive overutilization of expensive resources and wasteful spending. AAPN corrects this imbalance and saves lives through timely, coordinated, high-quality primary care.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates a 49,300 primary care physician shortage by 2030. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) believes that the nation’s 248,000 NPs (87% of whom are prepared in primary care) are a potential solution to this growing crisis. AAPN is dedicated to providing that solution.
The AAPN Network
AAPN offers an opportunity to belong to a unique, multi-state network or "group practice without walls" with best-in-class technology and business support. AAPN was created for and by NPs. It is owned and operated exclusively by its nurse membership with its own executive leadership and Board of Directors. Rural and remote members of the network have nationwide, trusted peer cross-coverage for patients in member’s absence.
AAPN members select their own care delivery and reimbursement model, patient population and services provided. Additional benefits of belonging to the AAPN network include economies of scale for equipment purchases and access to patients in underserved areas.
CareSpan Integrated Digital Care Platform
AAPN members deliver clinical care using CareSpan’s Digital Care Delivery platform, facilitating care delivery in-person or at any distance. The platform includes diagnostics, EMR, e-prescribing, remote monitoring and dynamic documentation.
Care for Patients wherever THEY are...
... from wherever YOU are.
Technology and Business Services
Clinic operations for practice needs are supported with CareSpan Integrated Network’s practice management and business support services. AAPN's goal is to enable the best care possible for patients and the business support that allows clinical independence while garnering more personal income. This diagram summarizes the technologies and business support that members receive from the AAPN/CareSpan alliance.
At American-APN, we are committed to helping you maintain the clinical independence you want while having the burden of business and technology management lifted from your shoulders, leaving you more time to see patients and increase your financial returns.
Kate Fiandt, PhD, APRN-NP, FAANP, FAAN
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