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

By |2019-02-27T14:41:07-06:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured Resources|

Long-term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States 2015-2016

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

By |2019-02-27T14:34:44-06:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured Resources|

Comparison of ND Nurse Licensure Process with other States

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.

By |2018-11-15T13:50:22-06:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured Resources|

The Forces of Change in America’s Local Public Health System 2018

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

By |2018-11-09T09:20:09-06:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Featured Resources|