So they can hire NPs huh? That is very cool. I wonder if many private practice psychiatrist do that. Does it make a difference in their income? I wonder how much a NP can bill, and if it makes it worth it for the psychiatrist.I'm not sure about PA's, but NP's can specialize in psych. If a psychiatrist hires a PA/NP, it will be to do psych.
Sometimes psych hospitals will contract with NP's to do h+p's and take care of medical problems, but in these case the NP's are always supervised by FP's or internists.