Critical Legislative Issue
As the Senate returns from recess, they have a very short window of opportunity to act on legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) which the House passed on March 26, (H.R. 2) the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
As you may recall, HR 2 includes NPs in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and allows NP-led Patient Centered Medical Homes to be eligible to receive incentive payments for the management of patients with chronic disease. This legislation also removes a current barrier to practice by authorizing NPs to document the face-to-face encounters they conduct with their Medicare patients when ordering certain durable medical equipment (DME). Additionally, the bill reauthorizes CHIP which will ensure that access to care is preserved for millions of children.
We need you to act today. Please use the link below and urge your Senators to support (H.R. 2) the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
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