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Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first made headlines, a frequent topic in the media has been the shortage of primary care providers (PCPs) to accommodate the influx of newly insured patients. At the time of its implementation, it was estimated that there would be a shortfall of 45,000 to 60,000 PCPs to provide care for the millions of newly ...
The most recent 2014 legislative session was one of excitement and of woes. We saw states like Connecticut, New York and Minnesota get full practice authority legislation signed into law. With the exception of Nebraska's law that was passed unanimously then vetoed by the governor, the 2014 session saw a lot of progress made toward achieving more ...
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Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous bills that have been introduced in several states to remove barriers and allow fully ...
We hope you had a great NP Week 2012!
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included in our January Comments & Feedback column.
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the great things NPs and PAs ...
This week, ADVANCE for
NPs & PAs editorial staff members Jen Ford and Kelly Wolfgang attended
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Conference 2012 in Orlando,
Florida. We updated our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the
week with pictures, recaps, details of sessions and more!
On Facebook, we
shared pictures of many of ...
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we posted the article ''Organizing and Investing to Expand Primary Care
Availability with Nurse Practitioners'' by Peter J. Levin and Rick Bateman from Journal of Community Health to our ...
About 80 physicians, dentists, NPs and PAs have voted to unionize 13 clinics that make up the Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys near Los Angeles.
The healthcare providers voted to join the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, according to a March 4 article at the UAPD website and an ...
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. But that doesn't seem to be in the cards just yet. LaNoce's license was reinstated early this ...
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 for a full-time office staffperson to help manage the growing number of patients the South ...