On many occasions I have seen Anesthesiologist refer to “militant” Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in online forums and even at conferences. I often wonder what that means and why someone would use the term “militant”.
Militant is defined as:
Im sure many of have heard about the planned changes to the Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing handbook but for those who have not here it is in a nutshell. The planned change would make all APRNs (including CRNAs) effectively independent in the eyes of the VA and expected to work
Readers of Betsy McCaughey’s diatribe “When a nurse is your health‐care provider, you’re at risk” (Jan.
6) should stand up and shout in unison, “Show us the data to support your outrageous claim, Betsy!” Oh,
wait—she can’t because there aren’t any!
There are, however, piles of data that do confirm and support the safety of advanced practice registered
Steven Pak was 17 when he committed to six years of pharmacy school in 2010. His family had struggled financially during his childhood, and his mother, an immigrant from South Korea, had heard about the career’s upsides: prestige, a professional degree, and a six-figure salary, all before his 25th birthday. Though he had originally wanted to study acting, Pak agreed that pharmacy was the more responsible choice. He was admitted to the PharmD program at St. John’s University, and began his degree there the following year.
Pak’s mother was not alone in urging her child to pursue this career: All across America, teenagers were making similar calculations. A predicted shortage of pharmacists over the last decade, combined with an
Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media , July 24, 2014
As insurers step up efforts to cover more lives with value- and performance-based contracts, physicians are under the gun to adapt to an altered reimbursement reality.
Cigna has met its goal of covering 1 million healthcare consumers under its quality and performance-based reimbursement model called Collaborative Accountable Care (CAC) arrangements, the insurer announced this month.
The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based payer has 100 such arrangements with large physicians groups in 27 states. Cigna's National Medical Executive for Performance
As a profession, nurse anesthesia is at a tipping point. While recent federal legislation and changes to the U.S. Medicare program have expanded opportunities for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to provide care
While people across the country are speaking out, outraged by what they see as substandard patient care at Veterans Administration hospitals, a former high-ranking doctor at the Mather VA Hospital said veterans deserve better than the treatment they get there.
Before the Air Force sent him to medical school, Dr. Matthew Bonzani flew F-15E Strike Eagles, including combat missions
When Hospitals Buy Practices, Insurers, Patients Pay the Piper
A new study gives ammunition to what health economists and health insurers have argued for years: When hospitals buy physician practices, the result is usually higher hospital prices and increased spending by privately insured patients. The study, published Monday
The Connecticut state Senate voted 25 to 11 Wednesday night to allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of physicians, a controversial concept that has gained traction amid growing concerns about the availability of primary care providers in the state.
The proposal, which now goes to the House, originated in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration, which pitched it as a way to increase access to primary care at lower costs as thousands more state residents gain insurance as part of the federal health law.