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AANP Call to Action - Removing Medicare Barriers to Full Practice - Comment by January 17

Posted 9 days ago by Laura Worby

DC NPs have full practice authority but are still unable to order certain services for our Medicare patients, including home health, diabetic shoes, certify eligibility for hospice care, and order medical nutrition therapy.  

On December 26, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a request for feedback on Medicare regulations that prevent clinicians from practicing to the full extent of their education and clinical training. This is our chance to once again highlight the barriers within the Medicare program that most impact NPs and ultimately your patients. This is an important part of the process, and we urge you to utilize AANP’s Advocacy Center to send a letter.  The deadline to submit your letter is January 17, 2020.

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