using their own Medicare provider ID, the practice receives 85% of the physician fee schedule. Such billing encourages practices to use "incident to" to bill for NP services and discourages autonomous delivery of primary care and billing by NPs (DesRoches, Gaudet, Perloff, Donelan, Lezzoni, & Buerhaus, 2013). Nurse practitioners have demonstrated to be effective and cost-effective providers in prior research; however, many states restrict their practice. States with full practice of nurse practitioners have lower hospitalization rates in all examined groups and improved health outcomes in their communities ( Oliver, Pennington, Revelle, & Rantz, 2014). With the evidence out there that shares how valuable APNs are, I’m surprised we still have limited privileges. DesRoches, C. M., Gaudet, J., Perloff, J., Donelan, K., Iezzoni, L. I., & Buerhaus, P. (2013). Using Medicare data to assess nurse practitioner–provided care. Nursing outlook , 61 (6), 400-407.
Oliver, G. M., Pennington, L., Revelle, S., & Rantz, M. (2014). Impact of nurse practitioners on health outcomes of Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nursing outlook , 62 (6), 440-447.
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