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'Painful Prescribing' - Still Hurts
April 23, 2010 11:27 AM by Jennifer Ford
We heard from Maine nurse practitioner Virginia LaNoce, who surrendered her NP license to the Board of Nursing after several complaints about her prescribing practices. Read our first story here . We also reported that she was heading back to practice Read More...
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Patients Rally for NP
November 30, 2009 9:16 AM by Jennifer Ford
Nova Scotia NP Karen Snider was fired from her position a month ago, and the media and the community are rallying behind her because they feel the reasons were unjust. According to a news report (and this one as well), Snider made comments about the need Read More...
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NP Malpractice Claims Stats Previewed at ACNP
October 9, 2009 2:29 PM by Jill Rollet
In 2005, the nurse practitioner liability insurance provider CNA/NSO released the first and only study of claims made against NPs. This morning at the ACNP conference, the company offered updated statistics from a quantitative analysis of claims received Read More...
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NPs Will Be Empaneled on Florida's Blue Cross Blue Shield
July 2, 2009 1:06 PM by Jennifer Ford
Whereas previously NPs were only accepted as part of a new discount family insurance plan, ( New Discount Plan to Include NPs ), now the company plans to include and reimburse NPs directly. This is a great move toward full recognition of NPs' abilities Read More...
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Patients Saving by Not Filling Rx
April 8, 2009 4:05 PM by Jennifer Ford
According to data published by Wolters Kluwer Health, patients are increasingly declining to fill their prescriptions as their wallets become thinner. The Wall Street Journal reported these findings today, showing that 6.8% of patients did not fill their Read More...
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Ariz. Pharmacists Fight for Right to Immunize
February 3, 2009 9:50 AM by Jennifer Ford
Arizona pharmacists say they should be allowed by law to provide immunizations. Arizona physicians say they shouldn't. As reported in " Doctor-Pharmacist Turf War Erupts " by Phoenix's East Valley Tribune, HB 2164 would allow pharmacists to administer Read More...
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Reducing Weight Bias in Health Care
February 2, 2009 11:49 AM by Jennifer Ford
Yale University created a video that it posted on YouTube titled " Weight Bias in Health Care ," which provides useful information for providers to keep in mind when treating overweight and obese patients. According to the video, the prevalence of weight Read More...
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Bringing Disease Screening Home?
December 10, 2008 12:59 PM by Jennifer Ford
Anyone can now order kits online for anywhere from $30 to $70 that test for diabetes, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. BioIQ makes kits that are delivered to consumers' homes, consumers perform the self-test and send Read More...
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Controversial Last-Minute Rule to Protect Health Care Providers
November 18, 2008 4:40 PM by Jennifer Ford
The New York Times reported today in " Protests Over a Rule to Protect Health Care Providers " that the Bush administration is seeking to grant protection to health care providers who refuse to provide treatment to patients based on moral grounds or religious Read More...
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Crawl Out From Under That Rock!
October 27, 2008 11:11 AM by Jennifer Ford
The convenient care movement is teaching the public about what nurse practitioners can do. But apparently some people just cannot be reached. A blog post I read on smartparentshealthykids.com , is the epitome of misunderstanding about nurse practitioners Read More...
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A Case for Communication
October 21, 2008 12:21 PM by Jennifer Ford
A recent post by Steven Ferrara , NP, on his blog "A Nurse Practitioner's View," discusses a recent court case in which a physician was sued by a deaf patient for not providing an interpreter. The judge awarded the patient $400,000 . In his post, Ferrara Read More...
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"Miami NP Vice"
September 22, 2008 3:18 PM by Jennifer Ford
An NP in miami tracks and cracks down on health care providers committing Medicare fraud, according to an article on Nurse.com . Peggy Sposado, NP, works with agents to root out fraudulent claims in Miami, where one-quarter of the country's Medicare fraud Read More...
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NP Narrates Obama Ad
September 4, 2008 11:45 AM by Jennifer Ford
This election is vitally important to those in the health care industry, and NPs are getting involved. A nurse practitioner working for Planned Parenthood narrated an ad on Roe v. Wade and how it pertains to the current presidential election, as reported Read More...
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Providing Care Online
August 20, 2008 4:09 PM by Jennifer Ford
In a recent post to the Wall Street Journal's blog, titled " Internet Visits With Doctors Can Beat Office Appointments ," a physician makes the case for offering consultations online. "I think 20% of my routine office visits could be handled safely and Read More...
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Poll: Millions Believe Health Records Lost, Stolen
August 5, 2008 2:51 PM by Jennifer Ford
According to a recent Harris Interactive poll titled " Millions Believe Personal Medical Information Has Been Lost or Stolen ," four percent of respondents believed they or a family member had had their medical records lost or stolen. As a percentage Read More...
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