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Department of Health and Human Services Releases Report Supporting APRNs Practicing to Full Scope

Wednesday, December 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The US Department of Health and Human Services issued a report 'Reforming America's Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition' and within the report, identified that undue restrictions on advanced practice providers,  such as CRNAs, oftentimes reduce healthcare competition and harm taxpayers consumers.

According to the report, "When state regulators impose excessive entry barriers and undue restrictions on scope of practice for particular types of providers, they often are not responding to legitimate consumer protection concerns."  

The report goes on to discuss the use of collaboration vs. supervision and states "Even when some form of collaboration or supervision might be desirable, particular requirements might be unnecessary, over-rigid, and costly barriers to the efficient delivery of healthcare services."

Click here for a full copy of the report.