NPs, PAs are essential to build primary care access

July 2011
State Health Watch;Jul2011, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p7
The article reports on the remarks given by Julia Paradise of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured regarding enhancing Medicaid primary care access. In reference to the October 2010 report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" of the Institute of Medicine, she stresses that nurse practitioners should be allowed to receive extensive training to be able to provide high quality of care. She also expresses support to the two-year increase in Medicaid payment rates for primary care practitioners.


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