Archive for March, 2013

Nurses pressing for more autonomy

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25 Mar 201
The Washington Post

They say their empowerment will ease shortage of doctors

“We have a ready-made, no-added-cost workforce in place that could be providing care at a much higher level if we modernize our state laws.”
Taynin Kopanos, official with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

For years, nurses have been subordinate to doctors — both in the exam room and the political arena.

But aided by new allies ranging from the AARP to social workers and ...

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BWC Board Requires That Providers Join Drug Monitoring System

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The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors adopted rules Friday designed to help the agency better monitor its providers’ and claimants’ drug prescriptions.

The rules will permit the BWC to stop reimbursement for controlled substance prescriptions written by providers who are not in compliance with the Ohio State Medical Board’s requirement that certain prescribers enroll in the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, according to the bureau’s summary.

Prescribers not enrolled in the system cannot comply with current best medical practice, which ...

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