Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
Barriers to the integration of behavioral and physical health services for individuals with serious mental illness include differing regulations, provider billing issues, and funding for facilities and services.
Researchers conducted a survey to assess the specific development/training and resource needs for preceptors who work with NP students and to determine whether preceptors use structured clinical teaching methodologies.
Researchers assessed differences in total Medicare spending among older adults with disability who experience negative consequences citing insufficient support with household activities, mobility, or self-care.