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Florida Nurse Practitioner Network

Florida can save $339 MILLION by expanding NP scope of Practice

Posted about 7 years ago by Jean Aertker

The 2012-13 Florida Tax Watch Report is out - see Chapter 2 on Health Care. Copied below is an excerpt from page 52 that outlines how NP's can save big bucks - up to $339 MILLION!!!! So what to do with this additional support? Take a copy of the report to your legislator, share a copy with family and friends and colleagues- well everyone who VOTES in Florida. Saving our economy can begin right here with us! Now or never, it’s your time to act! Voice your concerns today, plan your strategy to bring attention to this problem!

*"Expanding the scope of practice for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physicians Assistants (PAs) can generate potential cost savings of $7 million to $44 million annually for Medicaid, $744,000 to $2.2 million for state employee health insurance, and $339 million across Florida’s entire health care system.37 If the legislature grants ARNPs and PAs the ability to grant prescriptions independently and bill insurance directly, the state would save $339 million annually."


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