HHS To Reimburse 5 Hospitals $200M For Nurse Training

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Federal health officials announced Monday that five hospitals would receive up to $200 million in graduate education reimbursement for training nurses, aimed at shoring up the nation’s primary care system as Medicare and Medicaid brace for dramatic expansions.

The money will be used to boost the ranks of advanced practice registered nurses, who some observers say could perform many of the tasks of primary care physicians. Payments will be determined based on increases in enrollment, but officials declined to specify how many nurses they expected to...
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