Discuss board on Mn605: Access barriers to care
Also, it is important to review and update reimbursement policies so that insurance companies are more inclined to pay for care delivered by an APRN than a physician referral. This would allow patients to get quality care at lower prices. Incentives for doctors who work with APRNs can encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between these types of professionals, which may lead to better patient care. All of these issues can be addressed by policymakers to increase access and ultimately improve the health outcomes through better integration between primary care practitioners into healthcare systems.