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AAFP strongly opposes VA plan to expand scope of practice for nurses

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2016

Expanding the scope of practice for advance practice nurses to allow them to work independently could jeopardize patient safety and would override state authority to regulate medical and nursing practice, AAFP Board Chair Robert Wergin, M.D., wrote to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Wergin said the VA policy would basically create a national nursing license although 29 states require APRNs to collaborate with or be supervised by physicians. AAFP News (07/15)


AAFP summary shows key aspects of proposed Medicare fee schedule

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 19, 2016

Women still need bone mineral density tests after osteoporosis therapy

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 19, 2016

90% of strokes are preventable, research shows

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2016

Looming Zika threat in US prompts creation of infant care guidelines

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2016

Study: Patient panel size of 2,500 is not feasible for physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2016

Prior authorization call shows inefficiency, absurdity of process

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016

Try PROBE tool to help stave off burnout

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 19, 2016

Data review shows Mediterranean diet may reduce health risks

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016

AAFP develops MACRA supplement to guide family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016


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