LOOKING FORWARD IN 2019: REIMBURSEMENT
As seasoned NPs apply for autonomous practice licensure, we want to ensure that they – and all other NPs – are compensated for the services they provide. With important developments on the horizon and the opportunity for exciting new practice models to emerge, we are introducing Virginia House Bill 1640 and Senate Bill 1178. This legislation involves a straightforward change in the Code of Virginia, § 38.2-3408, Policy providing for reimbursement for services that may be performed by certain practitioners other than physicians. Simply adding Nurse Practitioners to the list of mandated providers will require health plans to recognize and reimburse nurse practitioners’ services.