Quote from matt12345654321
From the information i have, 13 states have elected to OPT-OUT. Does anyone know what other Governors are interested?
What do you think will happen for the CRNA if a democrat is elected for President in the next term?
If all 50 states chose to OPT-OUT, what would this mean for the CRNA practice and how will it effect the MDA?
The "opt-out" refers to opting out of the Medicare Conditions for Particpation by Hospitals/institutions requirement for supervision of CRNA by a physician. This must be consistent with state law and the Governor is required to have consulted with the Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine prior to sending a letter to CMS "opting-out" of the requirement.
This is a state issue and who holds the Presidency is unlikely to have an impact on such a state issue.
As other posters have noted there are probably of number of states that will not opt out for a variety of reasons- inconsistent with state law, not an issue in that state or other. So your scenario of all 50 states opting out is unlikely. Remember the condition for supervision refers to physician suppervision not anesthesiologist supervision- those 2 are not the same. CRNAs in many hospitals are "supervised" by the operating surgeon not an anesthesiologist. You may wish to consider going to the www.aana.com
website and seaching keyword opt op to read previous press releases on the topic.
Your impatience at not getting an answer in less than 24 hours is not flattering to you- many knowledgable CRNAs are busy working and don't cruise the site just waiting to respond to your questions. Give people time to check in if you are really looking for information. Patience is a positive virtue in dealing with people and waiting for the effect of the drug you just gave to the 75 yo patient with a heart rate of 55. Best wishes-:mortarboard: