On September 5, CMS announced that it will allow certain non-physician practitioners to furnish orders for Medicare Part A's hospital inpatient services. The announcement stipulates the information that orders must include, as well as the practitioners who can now document these orders. These practitioners include: physician assistants, residents, and registered nurses. Order documentation must adhere to state law, hospital policies, and medical staff bylaws and rules.
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