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Affordable Care Act and Advance Practice Nurse

Susan Gennaro
With more people having access to health care in the United States as a result of the Affordable Care Act, there is a greater need for nurses now than ever before. Generalist nurses will need to be educated, not just to care for people in hospitals, but also to promote health and help manage chronic conditions in a wide variety of health care settings. More advanced-practice nurses will be needed to provide primary care. Although the need for nurses educated at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in emerging health care systems is increasing, the number of nursing educators is decreasing...
October 2016: Nursing for Women's Health
Stephen M Modell, Karen Greendale, Toby Citrin, Sharon L R Kardia
DESCRIPTION: Among the two leading causes of death in the United States, each responsible for one in every four deaths, heart disease costs Americans $300 billion, while cancer costs Americans $216 billion per year. They also rank among the top three causes of death in Europe and Asia. In 2012 the University of Michigan Center for Public Health and Community Genomics and Genetic Alliance, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Public Health Genomics, hosted a conference in Atlanta, Georgia to consider related action strategies based on public health genomics...
2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Diana McIntosh, Laura F Startsman, Suzanne Perraud
UNLABELLED: Literature related to primary care and behavioral health integration initiatives is becoming abundant. The United States' 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included provisions encouraging increased collaboration of care for individuals with behavioral and physical health service needs in the public sector. There is relatively little known of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' (APRNs) roles with integrating primary and behavioral healthcare. The goal of this review article is to: (a) define integration of physical and behavioral healthcare and potential models; (b) answer the question as to what are effective evidence based models/strategies for integrating behavioral health and primary care; (c) explore the future role and innovations of APRNs in the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare...
2016: Open Nursing Journal
Sarah Kooienga, Jill Wilkinson
PURPOSE: With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, recommendations of the Future of Nursing Report, and recent regulatory changes by state boards of nursing, registered nurse (RN) roles are expanding. In this article, we advocate for RN prescribing as an expanded role in the United States. METHODS: We reviewed the literature on RN prescribing, the background in both high- and low-resource countries, levels of prescribing, specialized settings for RN prescribing, both RN and patients views/perceptions of prescribing, and evaluation research...
April 22, 2016: Nursing Forum
Salim S Virani, Thomas M Maddox, Paul S Chan, Fengming Tang, Julia M Akeroyd, Samantha A Risch, William J Oetgen, Anita Deswal, Biykem Bozkurt, Christie M Ballantyne, Laura A Petersen
BACKGROUND: The current number of physicians will not be sufficient to accommodate 30 to 40 million Americans expected to secure health coverage with Affordable Care Act implementation. One proposed solution is to use advanced practice providers (APPs) (nurse practitioners and physician assistants). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine whether there were clinically meaningful differences in the quality of care delivered by APPs versus physicians in a national sample of cardiology practices...
October 20, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Elizabeth Reisinger Walker, Frank W Berry, Tod Citron, Judy Fitzgerald, Mark H Rapaport, Bryan Stephens, Benjamin G Druss
Similar to other states, Georgia is facing workforce challenges within its community mental health system. These issues may be exacerbated as implementation of the Affordable Care Act expands demand for behavioral health services. Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities commissioned a needs assessment to examine the shortage of prescribing providers (psychiatrists, advanced practice registered nurses, and physician assistants) in the state's public mental health system. A unique partnership of key stakeholders developed and conducted the mixed-methods needs assessment at six of Georgia's 27 community mental health centers serving more than 40,000 patients annually...
February 1, 2015: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Polly A Petersen, Teresa Keller, Sandra M Way, Wanda J Borges
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the association between autonomy and empowerment of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and predictor variables of physician oversight, geographical location, and practice setting. As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is implemented, these characteristics are vital to understanding how APRNs practice and the relationship of APRNs to other healthcare team members, including physicians. DATA SOURCES: This was a descriptive, correlational survey of APRNs in New Mexico exploring autonomy and empowerment in relation to variables of physician oversight, geographical location, and practice setting...
July 2015: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Deborah Vincent, Pamela G Reed
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) confronts nursing with opportunities as well as challenges. The authors provide an overview of the ACA and highlights opportunities for nursing practice, research, and doctoral education. The importance of disciplinary foundations is also addressed as relevant to envisioning the future of practice and education in the context of healthcare reform.
June 19, 2014: Nursing Science Quarterly
Deanna Kepka, Alexandria Smith, Christopher Zeruto, K Robin Yabroff
BACKGROUND: Physician recommendations for cancer screening and prevention are associated with patient compliance. However, time constraints may limit physicians' ability to provide all recommended preventive services, especially with increasing demand from the Affordable Care Act in the United States. Team-based practice that includes advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants (APRN/PA) may help meet this demand. This study investigates the relationship between an APRN/PA visit and receipt of guideline-consistent cancer screening and prevention recommendations...
2014: BMC Cancer
Denise G Link, Diane Perry, Evelyn L Cesarotti
Beginning in January 2014, millions of Americans will enroll in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Some of these individuals were obtaining health care in safety net health clinics, emergency departments, or urgent care centers; many were going without needed care and will be new to the health care system. In addition to these newly insured, the ranks of older Americans and persons in need of chronic disease management will be on the rise. The way in which health care is delivered will have to change in order for the health care workforce to meet the demand for their services without sacrificing quality or access...
April 2014: Nursing Administration Quarterly
Shoshannah A Pearlman
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will greatly increase the demand for mental health (MH) services, as 62.5 million Americans from relatively high-need populations will be newly eligible for MH benefits. Consequently, the supply of MH care provider services is expected to proportionately decrease by 18% to 21% in 2014. ACA funding does not demonstrate the ability to increase turnout of psychiatrists sufficiently to meet the need. Available data indicate that the numbers of advanced practice psychiatric nurses (APPNs) continue to increase at a much greater rate, but information from either a clinical perspective or a market perspective is complicated by the weak distinctions that are made between nurse practitioners (NPs) and other nonphysician care professionals...
November 2013: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Rechele L Jordow
As the burden of mental illness grows in the United States, recent data show that many in need of behavioral health services are not currently receiving them. Recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has presented an opportunity to change the delivery of behavioral health care to a consumer-driven, evidence-based model geared toward the coordination of care within the primary care setting. Psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist/nurse practitioners are in an ideal position to deliver cost-effective behavioral health care in collaboration with primary care providers under the new patient-centered medical home model of care...
March 2014: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Jane S Davis, Kim Zuber
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August 2013: Nephrology News & Issues
Frances Ward
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2013: Pennsylvania Nurse
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April 2013: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Robin E Pattillo
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May 2013: Nurse Educator
Teresa M Treiger, Ellen Fink-Samnick
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this first of a three-article series is to provide context and justification for a new paradigm of case management built upon a value-driven foundation that PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING(S): Applicable to all health care sectors where case management is practiced. FINDINGS/CONCLUSIONS: In moving forward, the one fact that rings true is there will be constant change in our industry. As the health care terrain shifts and new influences continually surface, there will be consequences for case management practice...
May 2013: Professional Case Management
Jennifer A O'Neill
This bimonthly department, sponsored by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), presents information to assist nurse leaders in shaping the future of healthcare through creative and innovative leadership. The strategic priorities of AONE anchor the editorial content. They reflect contemporary healthcare and nursing practice issues that challenge nurse executives as they strive to meet the needs of patients.
April 2013: Journal of Nursing Administration
Ashley Bear
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December 2012: Pennsylvania Nurse
K Sue Hoyt, Jean A Proehl
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October 2012: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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