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With scope of practice changes, CMS loosens authority for many providers

Effective Dec 17, 2020
Published Dec 21, 2020
Last Reviewed Dec 17, 2020
CMS has been eyeing changes to the federal scope of practice regulations for the group of professionals they refer to as non-physician practitioners (NPP) for years, and the agency specifically solicited comments in its “Feedback on Scope of Practice” directive as part of its Patients over Paperwork initiative. The final 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule sets the stage for 2021 changes.

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