CMS Allows Non-Physician Practitioners be be Appointed/Privleged as Medical StaffRegister Today!
This is a discussion on CMS Allows Non-Physician Practitioners be be Appointed/Privleged as Medical Staff in Nursing News, part of General Nursing ... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the final rule Reform of Hospital and...by NRSKarenRN Admin Jun 11, '12The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the final rule Reform of Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation. The purpose of the rule is to streamline the conditions of participation and reduce administrative burdens.
The final rule allows for non-physician practitioners to be appointed to medical staff and be granted privileges if “determined as eligible for appointment by the governing body in accordance with State law, including scope-of-practice laws.”
The final rule also addresses changes to care plans for nursing services and
changes the definition of clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Under the rule, a CNS is “a registered nurse and is licensed to practice nursing in the State in which the clinical nurse specialist services are performed in accordance with state nurse licensing laws and regulations; and holds a master’s or doctoral level degree in a defined clinical area of nursing from an accredited educational institution.”
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- Jun 11, '12 by goober_monger86So this article is pertaining to Clinical Nurse Specialists? It says CMS in the topic name, . Dang, that'd be cool of a CMS certification got ya that status.
- Jun 11, '12 by Esme12Quote from goober_monger86CMS is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.....the Government governing body. CNS is a Clinical Nurse Specialist. This also pertains to the other advanced degrees, Nurse Practioners and CRNA's. They can now be oin the medical staff and bill accordingly.So this article is pertaining to Clinical Nurse Specialists? It says CMS in the topic name, . Dang, that'd be cool of a CMS certification got ya that status.
- Jun 12, '12 by subeeCRNA's have always been on medical staffs and able to bill for decades. I believe the new rule will allow CNS's to now have the same privileges.