This Week in Occupational Licensing, September 25th

This Week in Occupational Licensing, September 25th

News and Commentary

An article in Medscape reveals an odd phenomenon where advanced practitioners who bill for medical services under a physician’s name aren’t recorded in the nation’s medical database, and therefore what they do and the value they add isn’t recorded.

The president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has called on lawmakers to authorize full practicing authority for nurse practitioners, arguing that outdated nursing licensure laws only make the US healthcare system more challenging and complex.

 

New Research

A working paper from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that professional titles that finance professionals use have an effect consumer trust in their abilities. ┬áTitles like “stockbrokers” and “insurance agents” were found to be less trustworthy than “financial planners/advisors”. ┬áThe researchers suggest that the SEC should have gone further in its title reform efforts.

A new analysis published in the American Journal of Roentgenology shows that physician assistants and nurse practitioners are performing more image-guided procedures, but non-physician  providers still read relatively few diagnostic imaging exams. They attribute this to the variation in different state practice laws

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