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Advanced Practice Provider Executives, Inc. - APPex

Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix also expands role of advanced practice nurses [U.S.]

Posted over 3 years ago by Nicholas M Perrino

"The legislation passed by the Senate April 14 that would permanently remove the sustainable growth rate formula, also allows nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to document the face-to-face encounters with Medicare patients required that are to write prescriptions for durable medical equipment. Previously, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists were required to certify that the order for durable medical equipment was based on a prior face-to-face visit with a Medicare patient as documented with a physician's co-signature."