We have a number of scope of practice wins this past year, but this will be a recurrent and perennial “whack a mole situation indefinitely into the future I am afraid. Our Litigation center and advocacy group remains intently on this subject.
A recent article showed that NP’s despite their claims, practice in the same locations as physicians where independent practice is allowed, and not in areas of need as they claim. Also, a recent VA study showed that on average NP care costs 46% more per patient per month, as NP’s test more and consult far more than properly trained physicians. NP’s are an important part of the health care system, but are not trained to be independent practitioners.