LEGISLATION OF INTEREST TO ALL APRN'S
This announcement has 2 attachments:
Hi All: Attached are 2 bills that will be heard in committee this Wednesday. The first is H7233 (HEW committee) that will allow APRNs to certify mentally ill patients for hospitalization.
The second is H7806 (House Finance) . The following is a statement for that bill.
Parity of cost-sharing requirements. Regardless of the professional license of the provider of care, if that care is consistent with the provider's scope of practice and the health plan's credentialing and contracting provisions, behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits shall be considered as primary care visits for the purpose of application of any patient cost-sharing requirements imposed by the health plan.
Let me know if you have questions and/or you could attend one of the hearings. Both on Wednesday, usually at the rise of the house. If you need more info, contact me at email@example.com