August 22, 2014
Nurse practitioners caught between a doc and a hard place

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"It's been awful. I've had more rejections than payments on these people," says nurse practitioner Dawn Frost.

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Nurse practitioners caught between a doc and a hard place

Amy Keller | 3/31/2014

A doctor in the Florida Legislature hopes to relax Florida’s strict limits on what nurse practitioners can and can’t do. Rep. Cary pigman (R-Avon Park), a freshman legislator and emergency room physician, says restrictions on nurse practitioners make no sense, and is fighting to change that. In this article, we also profile nurse practitioner Dawn Frost, who operates a clinic in Vernon on the Florida-Alabama state line. Frost is having trouble getting reimbursed by private insurers and Medicaid.

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