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Does Liberalizing State Nurse Practitioner Scope Of Practice Laws Affect The Primary Care Provider Composition And Productivity In Community Health Centers?, Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Ellen T. Kurtzman Aug 2017

Does Liberalizing State Nurse Practitioner Scope Of Practice Laws Affect The Primary Care Provider Composition And Productivity In Community Health Centers?, Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Ellen T. Kurtzman

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The state scope of practice (SOP) laws determine the range of services nurse practitioners (NPs) can provide and the extent to which they can practice independently. This has been a hot topic amid concerns about primary care provider shortages in light of health reform coverage expansion. Many states consider liberalizing NP SOP laws in an effort to expand primary care capacity. As the demand for primary care increases, NPs are expected to have an active role in meeting primary care needs. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of expanded nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice (SOP ...


Health Workforce Research Centers (Hwrcs) Key Findings, 2013-2016, Clese Erikson Mar 2017

Health Workforce Research Centers (Hwrcs) Key Findings, 2013-2016, Clese Erikson

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Evolving Workforce Roles In Medicare Next Generation Acos, Clese E Erikson Jan 2017

Evolving Workforce Roles In Medicare Next Generation Acos, Clese E Erikson

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The purpose of this study was to explore key workforce strategies in Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (Next Gen ACOs), the latest evolution in Medicare ACOs. We conducted semi-structured interviews with leaders from seven of the initial 18 Next Gen ACOs to better understand their perceptions regarding how workforce roles are changing to support the Next Gen ACO model. Key Questions:

  1. What new and expanded roles for existing health workforce members are reported by Next Generation ACO leaders?
  2. Has use of the health workforce changed as a result of Next Gen waivers for telehealth, home visits, and use of SNFs ...