State and federal health officials are working to address rural health workforce shortages. States passed a variety of legislation, including a law offering a rural rotations program in Iowa and one establishing a Washington Health Corps in Washington State. Click to view article.
Improving Medicare’s Payment Policies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants
Details recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to update Medicare’s payment policies to better reflect current clinical practice delivered by advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs). These recommendations are that APRNs and PAs be required to bill Medicare directly, and that Medicare’s specialty
Describes the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers. Gives descriptions of services users, including residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients receiving home health or hospice care, and people who attend adult day care centers. Features statistics including distribution of long-term
Nursing is a dynamic profession that continues to evolve. Changes to the healthcare industry impact nursing practice, thus it is important for nurses to respond to those changes being ever-mindful of practice standards and scope as outlined in the North Dakota Nurse Practices Act (NPA) and
The mission of the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) is to assure North Dakota (ND) citizens quality nursing care through the regulation of standards for nursing education, licensure and practice. The North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) Chapter 43-12.1 Nurse Practices Act contains legislative statutes that
Theme: Develop strategies to retain North Dakota nursing program graduates and practicing nurses.
Activity: Develop a comparison chart/map to illustrate required clinical practice hours and continuing education contact hours for ND licensure in comparison with other states. Include obtaining, maintaining and reactivating a nursing license.
Analyzes survey responses from local health departments (LHDs) to determine budget and job losses LHDs encountered, how LHDs are responding to opioid use and abuse, population health activities, influenza preparedness and response, LHDs interoperability of health information systems, and environmental health activities. Includes data and statistics
Identifies resources and information to support the work of community health centers, including websites, publications, databases, and other materials. Featured topics include diabetes, behavioral health, and substance use disorders. Provides information on how to access technical assistance from organizations funded to support health centers.