The American Nurses Association (ANA) has recommended to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that health insurers looking to offer plans on state health insurance exchanges include a certain number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in their network of health care providers for the plans to qualify. Given the millions of uninsured and underinsured individuals that seek primary care through these exchanges and the fact that research continually demonstrates that APRNs provide safe, high quality patient care, the ANA maintains that private insurers should not continue to exclude APRNs from their networks of providers.
To learn more, check out this recent story on the Advance for Nurses site.
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