Federal Requirement for Physician Supervision of CRNAs
Discusses the federal requirement affecting participation in the Medicare program by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) or Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) regarding physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Addresses the conditions for states to opt out of the physician supervision Medicare rule if they meet certain conditions, and the research comparing the outcomes between states that opt-out and those that do not.
Steve Barnett, John H Everett, Pat Schou
National Rural Health Association
Critical Access Hospitals · Legislation and regulations · Medicare · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses