CMS Releases Final Rule on Hospital Conditions of Participation Which is a Positive Step for Nurse Practitioners
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CMS Releases Final Rule on Hospital Conditions of Participation
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its Final Rule on Reform of Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation.
Reformed provisions of the rule include expansion of the term “medical staff” to include practitioners such as APRNs and PAs, options for hospitals to implement programs for patient self-administration of some medications, and support for the use of team-based and collaborative care for patients. It also references the IOM report and touches on the report’s themes. CCNA’s summary of its major provisions can be found here: http://championnursing.org/CMS-CoPs-5-10-12. CCNA continues to review the rule and will provide an updated analysis as necessary.
The Final Rule can be found here: