Dr. George has been a nurse for 23 years and since 2004 at WSU, where she led the development of the school`s BSN-zu-DNP program. She is currently Chair of the Michigan Practitioners Council (MICNP), where she also served as President. In addition to its extensive publishing history, it has received numerous awards, including the AANP State Award for Excellence (2011) and the NONPF Outstanding Policy Award (2013). It is important that nurses and all NRPa remain involved in the political process. We have made great strides in connecting with our legislators and participating in health policy; It is important that we maintain this work. In partnership with The Legislature, nurses can continue to make real and substantial changes to improve health costs, quality and outcomes. We will continue to work on legislative and political issues that affect our practical ability throughout our education and training. On May 1, 2019, the Medical Services Administration of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (“MDHHS”), which manages the Michigan Medicaid program, issued MSA 19-10 (the “Bulletin”), which contains new general information on the registration, billing and reimbursement of a clinical nurse (“CNS”).
CNS is a relatively new category of special certifications available to a registered nurse (“RN”) in Michigan (click here to access MSA 19-10). The registration and coverage rules of the CNS Medicaid essentially reflect those that apply to a nurse practitioner (“NP”), a long-standing specialized certification for RNA in Michigan. NPNs, NSC members and certified specialized nurses (“CNMs”) fall into the Category of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or APRN, which have an expanded scope of independent practice as a result of recent changes to the Michigan Public Health Code (“Code”). It is interesting to note that mi is unique in that its NPOs are not governed by a law on the practice of care. In fact, they work under the supervision of the Public Health Code (1978) with 25 other health professionals. In addition, they have a “special RN certification” under the CHP, unlike a state license. While Michigan NPs still need medical oversight to prescribe the 2-5 schedule of controlled substances and cannot sign death certificates or workers` claims, a legislative victory was recently won to expand their practical capacity: MI HB 5400.