Nurse Anesthetists Don't Need Supervision, Colo. Court Rules

Law360, Washington (July 20, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Certified registered nurse anesthetists can administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision in Colorado's critical-access and rural hospitals, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, the latest decision in a multistate debate over health care oversight requirements.

Fifteen states other than Colorado have already opted out of a Social Security Act regulation requiring that CRNAs be supervised when administering anesthesia in order for hospitals to receive Medicare reimbursement. Although Colorado opted out of the rule for critical-access hospitals and fourteen rural hospitals in September 2010, doctors claimed the...
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