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Red Tape Delays Nurse Practitioner-Ordered Home Care

Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marty Buonato
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From the Campaign for Nursing blog

"Could an outdated Medicare regulation be creating care delays that put patients at risk?

Ron Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, provides primary and urgent care to older adult patients, most of whom are too sick to leave their homes for routine medical care. Many of Ordona’s patients rely on home care provided by a registered nurse (RN) who can monitor their conditions and perform critical tasks such as dressing wounds or making sure they take their medications. Medicare covers this service, but only if a physician signs off on it."

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