Nurse Practitioner | 1284117162

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Awarded Second Place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Advanced Practice Nursing! Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Sixth Edition is a must have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP) that describes and analyzes the legal issues related to nurse practitioners. Fully updated and updated, it includes a new chapter on answering frequently asked questions from NPs. In addition, it gives the latest state by state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and current case analyses and models learned from those cases. The Sixth Edition also offers new discussions of NP competencies, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree relates to NPs, the variations in primary care and acute care NPs, definitions of medical bio ethics terminology, added malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, clinical performance measures, electronic health records, and new possibilities for NPs under the Affordable Care Act. Key Points * Examples regarding trouble over NPs and kickbacks * Stark Law compliance issues and related criminal cases involving nurse practitioners who are employed by hospitals * Nurse practitioners who have faced issues with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) * An attempted work around for the Medicare requirement that a physician order home care resulting in an NP using a physician's name to order home care and then being prosecuted for identity theft * An NP and physician who did not follow Medicare's incident to rules and both the NP and MD were charged with health care fraud * Criminal cases against NPs who prescribed opioids or steroids either without authorization or without appropriate evaluation and monitoring
  • ISBN-13: 9781284117165
  • ISBN-10: 1284117162
  • Language- English
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