Nurses Push For Inclusion In ACA Insurance Plans

Law360, Washington (July 30, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- The American Nurses Association pushed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to require insurance companies offering plans on Affordable Care Act exchanges to list advanced practice registered nurses in their provider networks, the trade group said Monday.

Although more than 100,000 APRNs across the country are registered as independent Medicare providers, the ANA told CMS in its comments dated July 17 that insurance companies have kept skilled nurses off their health care provider networks in favor of physicians, making it more difficult for APRNs and...
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