Bipartisan House Bill Would Let Nurses, PAs Order Home Health Services

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / April 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM
The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare applauded a bipartisan home health bill introduced in the House Thursday (April 11) that would allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives, as opposed to just physicians, to order home health services for Medicare beneficiaries. The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019, introduced by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Susan Wild (D-PA) and David Joyce (R-OH), comes after a...

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