North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society

AANP Call to Action

Posted about 4 years ago by Kathleen Siders

Congress is going to take action shortly on (H.R. 2) the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.  This legislation will repeal the failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate the reimbursement rate for all Medicare Part B providers and replace it with bipartisan legislation that not only repeals the SGR but also creates new pathways for NPs to participate in alternative payment and health care delivery models that would improve the quality and stability of our health care system.

AANP, specifically advocated for the inclusion of NPs in the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and the provision authorizing NP led Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) eligible to receive incentive payments for the management of patients with chronic diseases.  Additionally, this legislation removes a current barrier to practice for NPs by authorizing NPs to document the face-to-face encounters they conduct with their Medicare patients when ordering certain durable medical equipment (DME).

Please use the link below and urge your Members of Congress to support (H.R. 2) the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

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