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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Yale University School of Nursing
Nurse practitioners (NP) play a vital role in the United States health care system. Nurse practitioners belong to a category of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN). APRNs in Washington State, licensed as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP), are able to practice without the requirement of physician supervision or oversight. This facilitates NP practice ownership. NPs are qualified, autonomous, clinicians that can help address the primary and mental health care needs in Washington State. Washington State, unlike Oregon, does not require third-party insurers to reimburse NPs the same rate for the same services provided by a physician. This has financial implications for NP-owned practices. This project included working with a project mentor on a survey of ARNPs and ARNP practice owners in Washington State, development of an advocacy strategy and political endorsement process, and draft parity language for the 2019 Washington legislative session.
Gill, Justin, "Nurse Practitioner Reimbursement Parity: An Advocacy Strategy For Washington State" (2019). Yale School of Nursing Digital Theses. 1098.
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