Promoting the nurse practitioner role in managed care

Sally Solomon Cohen, Linda Juszczak

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Abstract

Managed care poses opportunities for nurse practitioners, providing they successfully negotiate new health care systems. This requires being familiar with Medicaid waivers and state policies regarding health insurance. In addition, knowledge of credentialing and compensation mechanisms under managed care enhances nurse practitioners' ability to forge providers roles. Because of the overlap between priorities of nurse practitioner practice and managed care, nurse practitioners have the potential to strenghten their roles as primary and specialty care providers in traditional and nontraditional settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-11
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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