Nursing

How the ’Doc Fix’ Will Affect Nurses, Other Providers

Nurse Leader Insider, October 27, 2016

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Sometimes called the "doc fix," the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will affect other healthcare providers as well, including advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and physical therapists.

While many nursing organizations are still reviewing the 2,400-page final rule, several have issued comments.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is in the process of reviewing the final rule, and looks forward to working with CMS to assure that certified registered nurse anesthetists have the opportunity to be competitive participants in this program, officials said.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners officials noted the MACRA rule is approximately 2,400 pages long, and is still being reviewed by the association's Federal Government Affairs team. "We are unable to provide a comment at this time," the AANP stated.

The American Nurses Association submitted comments on the proposed rule in June. "While we continue reviewing the 2,398-page document, it appears that many of the concerns articulated in ANA's comment letter did not result in corresponding changes from the proposed to final regulation," the organization stated.

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