Should Advanced Practice RNs Be Allowed to Certify Patients for Home Health Care?

Physicians currently function as the gatekeepers to certifying patients for Medicare-covered home health care and hospice benefits, but advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) should be allowed to certify patients for these services as well, recommends a 2011 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health. Under the present system, Medicare laws […]