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Nebraska: Providers fight to allow practitioners to prescribe

January 24, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

OMAHA - Providers rely on nurse practitioners to prescribe HME in many rural areas where physicians are hard to come by—but Nebraska providers have no such recourse.“As our regulations sit, only MDs and DOs can write prescriptions for DME under the Medicaid benefit,” said Ed Erickson, general manager at North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Homecare Equipment. “It's very important that any mid-level practitioner be able to write orders for this equipment to prevent delays....

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