Volumne 12, Issue No. 1
February 4, 2014

clinical nurse specialists

Home Health Legislation Reintroduced in U.S. House, Ensures Better Patient Access to Care, Removes Barriers for Nurses as Qualified Providers

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

On June 21, 2011, Representatives Greg Walden (R-OR) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) reintroduced the “Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2267). This bipartisan legislation would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) – nurse practitioners (NPs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), physician assistants (PAs) – to order home health services and meet the face-to-face requirement under Medicare in accordance with state law.