Doctor groups have long objected to the taking on of certain types of patient care by pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other nondoctors unless it is overseen by or approved by physicians.
Nurse Practitioners Should Get Reimbursement Parity
Nurse practitioners should be reimbursed by Medicare at 100 percent, up from the current 85 percent, to bring them into parity with physicians, according to the authors of a paper.
We trusted nurse practitioners to handle a pandemic. Why not regular care?
If NPs are qualified to care for the sickest patients during the most challenging times of crisis and chaos without a physician’s supervision, then they should certainly be able to operate autonomously in normal times.