Medscape recently posted the results of a survey where physicians rated insurance companies in terms of best and worse to work with and the factors that lead into those ratings.
This got me to thinking about us. Insurance reimbursement for NPs and other Advanced Practice Nurses is all over the board. Some companies recognize Nurse Practitioners and reimburse them for the work they do, other companies seem to be ignorant of the work we do. Then it also varies by state and region.
For example, here in Washington State, for the most part, I don’t have difficulty with insurance reimbursement. I am credentialed with the two “Blues” in our state, yet I hear from NPs in another state where the “Blues” refuse to credential NPs. Does not make sense does it.
If you have having difficulty, contact the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and get in touch with the Multi-State Reimbursement Alliance people for your region.
OK. Let’s hear from you. What state are you in? Who is credentialing and who is not? What have you found that works and what doesn’t. Advice for others in your area about insurance reimbursement?