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Vermont Nurse Practitioners Association

Improve Medicare Patient Access to Home Health Services

Posted about 1 year ago by Deborah Wachtel

This Legislation would Authorize Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to Certify Patient Eligibility for Medicare Home Health Services.

Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) reintroduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 445). The bill would allow nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, as well as physician assistants to certify home health services, ultimately removing barriers to ensure Medicare patients have timely access to care.

Cut and paste this link to the AANP advocacy center to instantly send requests for Vermont Representatives to co-sponsor and actively support this legislation.  Every year we get that much closer to passing this legislation so do not give up now! This is a bipartisan bill....


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