Current Issues

Practice

California bill to boost use of NPs goes nowhere, Los Angeles Times, 9/1/2013

2013 Physician Trends, Jackson Healthcare, 9/1/2013

How NPs can improve a practice, Renal and Urology News, 8/29/2013

Primary Care Deserts Exist with and without NPs, Forbes, 8/26/2013

AAFP: What does it mean to be a family physician? KevinMD.com, 8/21/2013

Why physicians are a threatr to themselves, KevinMD.com, 8/8/2013

NPs train to help fill primary care gap, WNCN, 8/7/2013

The Nurse Practitioner will see you now: As Health reform kicks in, more of our health care is likely to come from non-MDs. Here’s a guide to who’s who. Consumer Report, 8/1/13

The Gulf Between Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, New York Times, 7/5/2013

Nurse Practitioners help fill critical shortage of health care professionals, Houston Chronicle, 6/21/2013

New authority for advanced practice nurses welcome, mySan Antonio, 6/20/2013

The latest data on primary care nurse practitioners and physicians: Can we afford to waste our workforce? HealthAffairs, 6/18/2013

Dental Board Rulling Jeopardizes Authority of State Medical Boards, amednew.com, 6/17/2013

Should NPs be Able to Treat Patients Without Physician Oversight? Wall Street Journal, 6/13/2013

Does the Employment of PAs and NPs Increase Liabilty? Journal of Medical LIcensure and Discipline, 2009, Vol 25(2).

Alabama’s Gov. Bentley Signs Nurse Practitioner Bill, WTVY.com, 6/10/2013

Doctors wary of bill to expand nurse practitioners’ role, Crain’s Detroit Business, 6/9/2013

Most family physicians work routinely with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or certified nurse midwives, J Am Board Fam Med, 2013 May-Jun: 26(3):245-5.

Nurse Practitioners Gain Right to Dispense Prescription Drugs, The Lund Report, Oregon, 6/4/2013

Patients Warm to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Forbes, 6/4/2013

California Senate Passes Bills Aimed at Closing Medical Provider Gaps, Sacramento CBS, 5/28/2013

How Medical Schools Consistently Cover Up Their Primary Care Failures, Medical Economics, 5/28/2013

Doctors doubt nurses skills, survey finds, NBC News, 5/15/2013

We are training physicians to take care of the 1%, KevinMD.com, 5/10/2013

State’s Proposed Scope-of-Practice Changes Designed to Expand Access to Abortions, CaliforniaHealthline, 5/10/2013

Nurse practitioners should be released from their arbitrary bondage, KevinMD.com, 5/8/2013

Independent nurse practitioners are not primary care solution, KevinMD.com, 5/7/2013

Advanced nurses lower costs, improve care, Politico, 5/6/2013

Regional Extension Center NPs and PAs: Crucial Primary Care Providers on the Path to Meaninful Use, The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, May 2013

Another Voice: Physicians must supervise state’s nurse practitioners, The Buffalo News, 4/30/2013

Nursing advocates warn against regulting doctor supervision, Politico, 3/19/2013

Healing the hospital hierarchy, NY Times, 3/16/2013

More training, bigger roles for nurse practitioners, HealthLeadersMedia, 3/11/2013

Should California Expand Providers’ Scope of Practice? California Healthline, 3/7/2013

Providers Who Want the Authority of Doctors: Let Them Have It. Blog entry by Whitecoat, MD on KevinMD.com, 3/4/2013

Nurses Spar with Doctors as 30 Million Insured Seek Care, Blomberg News, 3/4/2013

NPs say how they are paid affects care they can provide, Kaiser Health News, 3/1/2013

What can doctors learn from nurses? KevinMD.com, 3/1/2013

Alabama Senate Health Committee passed a bill that will allow NPs to prescribe controlled substances, The Sand Mountain Reporter, 2/28/2013

Primary Care Workforce Shortages: Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws and Payment Policies, National Institute for Healthcare Reform, 2/27/2013

Seven Million Americans Live in Possible Primary Care Shortag Areas, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2/21/2013

Nurse Practitioners Push to Help Care for Health Law’s Newly Insured: An Interview with David Herbert, AACN CEO, Kaiser Health News, 2/20/2013

NP Scope of Practice Laws (an Interactive NP Scope of Practice Law Guide), Barton Associates, 2013

Nearly 80% of Kentuckians comfortable with seeing NPs or PAs for routine care, The Lane Report, 2/19/2013

The Easiest Way to Expand Access to Health Cae is out of the Federal Government’s Hands, Slate Moneybox, 2/19/2013

Florida’s SB 612 “Title” Bill Details and Action Page posted 2/17/2013

**Update3/9/2013: Legislative Update: Strength in Numbers, FNPN

Loosening the Rules: CMS Proposes Reducing Need for Supervising Docs, Modern Healthcare, 2/16/2013

Nurse Practitioners Are In: and Why You May Be Seeing More of Them, Knowledge at Wharton, University of Pennyslvania, Health Economics, 2/13/2013

California May Let NPs act as MDs, Fox5 San Diego, 2/12/2013

Nurse Practitioiners Seek More Authority in Florida, Tampa Bay Times, 2/3/2013

Sometimes the Best Medical Care is Provided by Those Who Aren’t MDs, Forbes, 2/1/2013

Doctor Shortage? What Doctor Shortage? The Washington Post, 1/15/2013

What do nurse practitioners do? Analysis of a skills survey of nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, January 2013.

Scope-of-practice challenge from chiropractors heads back to trial, AMNews, 12/27/2012

Primary careeeeeee doctors may no longer be needed, KevinMD.com Blog, 12/24/2012

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing Demand for Primay Care, National Governor’s Association for Best Practices, 12/20/2012

More Independence Sought for 5,000 Nurse Practitioners, StarTribune Minnesota, 12/13/2012

Provider shortage may push doctors to end turf war with nurses, MedCity News, 12/12/2012

NPs Step In Where Doctors are Scarce, The PEW Charitable Trust, 12/5/2012

Policy

IRS issues final rules on Obamacare’s individual mandate, Reuters, 8/27/2013

Bill to empower NPs divides professional organizations, Amednew.com, 8/26/2013

Report: NPs, PA won’t solve primary care shortage, Fierce Healthcare, 8/19/2013

IOM Report: Patients as Partners in Healthcare, Becker’s Clinical Quality & Infection Control, 8/15/2013

Sustantial disparities in health and health care persist among populations across the US, RWJ Foundation, 8/15/2013

NPs seek right to treat patients on their own, Wall Street Journal, 8/14/2013

Bracing for Obamacare: NPs fill doc shortage gap, NBC News, 8/9/2013

Federal policy implementation under the ACA: Six issues whose final resolution awaits, as implementation moves forward, HealthReformGPS, 8/6/2013

Federal bill to expand access to primay care for people covered by Medicaid, Albany Tribune, 8/2/2013

Physician services billed by NPs, PAs draw extra scrutiny from HHS, Medical Economics, 8/2/2013

Make APRNs a Health Exchange Requirement, Health Leaders Media, 7/30/2013

We are spending billions to train the wrong kind of doctors, KevinMD.com, 7/26/2013

California Behind National Scopre-of-Practice Curve, NPs Say, California Healthline, 7/25/2013

In the Doctor’s Office, a Neglected Resource. New York Times, 7/19/2013

ObamaCare policy has saved consumers nearly $5 billion, Healthwatch, 6/20/2013

Restructuring Medicare, RWJ, 6/20/2013

IRS Must Help Overhaul U.S. Healthcare, Reuters Health Information, 6/10/2013

Obamacare leaves millions uninsured. Here’s who they are. Washington Post, 6/7/2013

The new Nevada law that will help the poor and ease Obamacare implementation, ThinkProgress, 6/6/2013

Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care Workforce, Graham Center Policy, 6/1/2013

State-Level Progress in implementation of Federally Facilitated Exchanges, RWJ, June 2013

Impact on National Health Reform and State-Based Exhanges on the Level of Competition in the Nongroup Market, RWJ, June 2013

Obamacare health exchange sales strategy: Choices, Politico, 5/30/2013

Congressional Budget Office estimates agree with White House’s Medicare projections,

The Hill, 5/17/2013

ANA Applauds Confirmation of Marilyn Tavenner to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ANA 5/15/2013

Texas NPs and PAs To Get New Legislation Moving Professions Forward, Texas Academy of Phyician Assistants, 5/15/2013

Updated Budget Projections: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023, Congressional Budget Office, 5/14/2013

View ANA’s 113th Congrress Federal Legislative Agenda, ANA 5/11/2013

Bills aim to address expected doctor shortage in California, ModernHealthcare.com

‘Perverse regulations’ from health law raising drug costs, study find, The Hill, 3/7/2013

Dem Bill Would Let HHS Block Premium Hikes, Healthwatch, 3/6/2013

Obama asks health plans to report rising rates, New York Times, 3/3/2013

Primary Care Workforce Shortages: Nurse Practitioner Scope-of-Practice Laws and Payment Policies, National Institute for Healthcare Reform, 2/27/2013

Obamacare is ramping up a health-care turf war, Washington Post, 2/27/2013

States Can Cut Back on Medicaid Payments, Administration Says, NY Times, 2/25/2013

Overcoming Obstacles to Better Health Care, New York Times Economic View, 2/23/2013

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, Time, 2/20/2013

CMS proposes reforms to reduce provider regulatory burdens, ReedSmith, 2/18/2013

AANP Supports Florida to Stop SB 612 “Title” Bill (making it a Felony for a nurse to use the term Doctor) Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, 2/15/2013

The Affordable Care Act: A Stronger Medicare Program, Center for Medicare and Medicaid, 2/13/2013

States Gear Up to Pitch Health Plans, The Wall Street Journal, 2/12/2013

Fewer Young Adults in US Lack Health Insurance in 2012, GALLUP Wellbeing, 2/11/2013

Texas State Senator Nelson Files Legislation to Improve Access to Health Care by Making it Easier for MDs, NPs and PA to Work Together, Flower Mound Community News, 2/6/2013

NP’s Care Equal to Doc’s, Review Finds, MedpageToday, 12/28/2012

HHS Gives Tentative Approval to Six State Health Insurance Exchange, Workforce, 12/10/2012

Insurance Companies Block Nurse Care, Health Policy Solutions, 12/5/2012

Ask Congress to Approve Home Health Bill (Take Action Here), AANP, 12/5/12

Governors Ask Obama for Flexibility on Medicaid, CBSNews, 12/4/2012

Take Action at Protect My Pain Care, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 12/3/2012

Revised International Council of Nurses Code for Nurses reflects importance of positive practice environments and evidence-based practice, ICN, 12/3/2012

Informatics

Obamacare – How will it affect me? HiTechAnswers, 8/29/2013

What measures success of an EHR implementation? HiTechAnswers, 8/27/2013

Revolutionary Leadership Driving Healthce Innovation: The TIGER Leadership Development Collaborative Report, TIGER Foundation, 6/2013

EHR User-Friendliness Ranked (and Spanked), Medscape Medical News, 6/7/2013

CMS: $14.6B in Meaningful Use Incentives Paid, HealtcareInformatics, 6/6/2013

The Key to Meaningful Patient Engagement, ePatientExperience.com, 6/3/2013

Regional Extension Center NPs and PAs: Crucial Primary Care Providers on the Path to Meaninful Use, The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, May 2013

Poll shows consumers’ concerns over health data security, Becker’s Hospital Review, 3/13/2013

Massive shifts reshape the health landscape worldwide. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 12/13/2012

Engaging Patients Through Mobile Devices, Physicians Practive, 12/12/2012

Follow-Up from Carolyn Masengale’s DNP Project: “Expanding Opportunities for Nursing to Contribute in the Design of Medical and Health Care Devices and Health Information Technology Products” 12/201

Free Trade Magazine Subscriptions & Technical Document Downloads, TradePub.com, 2012

Administration & Leadership

4 discharge disconnects and what to do about them, epatient experience.com, 8/27/2013

Treating a Chronic Condition: Efforts to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions at U.S. Hospitals, IOM of the National Academies, 8/16/2013

5 Things Nurse Leaders Should Stop Saying to Staff, Nursetogether, 8/15/2013

Do PAs, NPs impact physician satisfaction? Becker’s Hospital Review, 8/6/2013

10 careers boosted by Obamacare, Yahoo Finance, 8/6/2013

How to Lose Good Nures, Health Leaders Media, 6/25/2013

Towards a More Diverse Health Care Workforce (an interprofessional response), RWJ, 6/21/2013

Revamp Nurse Staffing Policies and Cut Costs, HealthLeadersMedia, 6/4/2013

Nurse staffing and patient safety: What’s your perspective? Nursing Management, June 2013

CMS plan could cut payments to hospitals by $500M in 2014, Reuters, 5/13/2013

House Calls / Dr. Michael Schwartz (opinions and thoughts worth reading), New Canaan News, 5/2/2013

Health Care’s “Dirty Little Secret”: No One May Be Coordinating Care, Kaiser Health News, 4/30/2013

Healthcare leaders expect big shift toward outpatient care, ModernHealthcare, 4/29/2013

Doctors troubled by FTC’s rle in scope-of-practice issues, amednews.com, 4/29/2013

8 Top Drivers of Physician Satisfaction (or: The Truth About Why Physicians Should Not Run Medical Homes), Becker’s Hospital Review, 3/21/2013

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us, Time, 2/20/2013

Medical Clinic Workers Struggle with Burnout, Los Angeles Times, 2/3/2013

Health Care Law Means Free Clinics Have to Accept Payments, Kansas City Star, 1/28/2013

Physician Employment: Build a Contract that Suits You, American Medical News, 1/14/2013

National Survey of Hospital Nursing Research, Part 1: Research Requirements and Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, January 2013

Joint Commission R3 Report Explains Revised Patient Flow Requirements Joint Commision, 1/7/2013

On the Rise: Good Corporate Citizenship, ExecutiveInsight, 12/26/2012

Innovating Quality improvements: Lessons Learned. Healthcare Executive Insight, 2012, Vol 3:12.

Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Nurse Practitioners: A Perfect Match? Becker’s Hospital Review, 12/13/2012

More indepencence South for 5,000 Nurse Practitioners, StarTribune, 12/13/2012

Provider Shortage May Push Doctors to End Turf War with Nurses, MedCity News, 12/12/2012

Academia

First Teach No Harm, Washington Monthly, July/August 2013

Residency shortage leaves docs with no place to train, FierceHealthcare, 6/24/2013

Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources, Open Education Database, 4/2/2013

Six NC Universities Adding DNP Programs, Newsobserver, 3/9/2013

Projections of the Long-Term Growth of the Registered Nurse Workforce: A Regional Analysis, Nursing Economics, Jan-Feb 2013, Vol 3 No1

Nursing education enrollment keeps rising in 2012, Nurse.com, 12/30/2012

White Paper: The Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 12/2012

Ohio State to Open Nurse-Led Clinic at University Hospital East, Columbus Busines First, 12/10/2012

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Related Policy Issues, AACN, 2012