MOC Trials

Maintenance of certification (MOC) has become a contentious issue for physicians across the nation.  Many physicians are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) courses to maintain their state medical license and specialty MOC; however, the requirements may feel overwhelming when … Continue reading

AP44 Proposed Rule: Our Comments

On May 25, 2016, the Department of Veteran Affairs announced their AP44-Proposed Rule to amend its medical regulations that will permit full practice authority to all advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) acting within their scope of practice during their VA employment. According to the … Continue reading

Mid-level providers are moving on up

Over the past several decades, there has been a dire need for primary care services across the United States, especially in rural and poor urban settings. This need has increased dramatically with more citizens insured through the . Mid-level providers such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and … Continue reading

Should Congress Reauthorize CHIP?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been very helpful in providing children access to health care including preventative services such as well child visits and chronic illness screening since its inception. CHIP also provides much needed funding to the nation’s … Continue reading