Monday, February 21, 2011

Nurse Practitioners Become a Growing Part of Primary Care in Pennsylvania

Yesterday, discussed how the role of Nurse Practitioners in Pennsylvania will see continued growth with the announcement that Highmark Inc., a health insurer, will recognize NPs as primary care providers. Creating a more balanced reimbursement rate is a critical step in recognizing and utilizing NPs around the country. The article provides a great deal of important information such as the difference between NPs and physicians as well as sharing the experience of individuals who have become nurse practitioners over the years. Expanding the role of Nurse Practitioners is also a reccomendation made by the IOM's Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health."

Click here to read the article.

Click here to read other blogposts discussing the IOM's recommendations.

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