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MA Health Policy Commission Report Supports the Removal of Scope of Practice Restrictions on APRNs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
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On January 20, 2016  the MA Health Policy Commission released its final Cost Trends Report and has for the first time offered specific recommendations to the legislature which include the removal of scope of practice restrictions on APRNs.   

In a discussion about increasing access to primary care providers, the report concluded that:
" Another important step the Commonwealth could take to increase access to primary care is to remove or lessen scope of practice restrictions on NPs." 

"As of this writing (January 2016) specific legislation that would remove practice restrictions on NPs is currently pending in the state Legislature and has been recommended by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Efforts to remove practice restrictions on NPs and other advanced practice registered nurses can foster the provision of high-quality, low-cost care to all residents of Massachusetts." 

The full report can be accessed at the following link, and the discussion leading to scope of practice reform starts on page 65: 
2015-cost-trends-report.pdf

This is great news for all APNs and provides additional support for MCNP/MANA legislation, H. 1996/S. 1207  An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.  

Please help us build on the momentum of the HPC report by taking a moment to reach out to your legislators and asking for their support!

CLICK HERE to send a pre-formatted email NOW!

Thank you for your advocacy!

MA Health Policy Commission Report Supports the 
Removal of Scope of Practice Restrictions on APRNs

Please ACT Now to Build on the Momentum of this Influential Report!


Yesterday the MA Health Policy Commission released its final Cost Trends Report and has for the first time offered specific recommendations to the legislature which include the removal of scope of practice restrictions on APRNs.   

In a discussion about increasing access to primary care providers, the report concluded that " Another important step the Commonwealth could take to increase access to primary care is to remove or lessen scope of practice restrictions on NPs." 

"As of this writing (January 2016) specific legislation that would remove practice restrictions on NPs is currently pending in the state Legislature and has been recommended by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Efforts to remove practice restrictions on NPs and other 
advanced practice registered nurses can foster the provision of high-quality, low-cost care to all residents of Massachusetts." 

The full report can be accessed at the following link, and the discussion leading to scope of practice reform starts on page 65: 
http://www.mass.gov/anf/budget-taxes-and-procurement/oversight-agencies/health-policy-commission/publications/2015-cost-trends-report.pdf  

This is great news for all APNs and provides additional support for MCNP/MANA legislation, H. 1996/S. 1207  An Act To Remove Restrictions on the Licenses of NPs and CRNAs as Recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission.  

Please help us build on the momentum of the HPC report by taking a moment to reach out to your legislators and asking for their support!

CLICK HERE to send a pre-formatted email NOW!

Thank you for your advocacy!

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