Nursing compact states: How the nursing industry is evolving
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Nursing compacts have existed in a number of different forms over the past few decades, including in the U.S. and Canada.
But they’ve largely been a way for health plans to create their own limited-access plans, and in the last couple of years, a new way has emerged for those plans to do so: the nursing compact.
A nursing compact is basically a plan where the patient gets one or more of the following: 1) unlimited care from a doctor in the same hospital or medical center 2) the same prescription for the same drugs or tests, and 3) coverage for the care for the patient and their family.
The plan would also cover services like home health and community care, and it would cover medications that can’t be ordered online, and even home health care for people who don’t have insurance.
According to the American Hospital Association, there are more than 100 nursing compacts in place in the United States, but the industry is still in its early stages.
It’s difficult to say how many of those plans exist right now, or if there’s any demand for them, but a recent survey of more than 400 nursing compartments found that almost half of respondents said they had either not heard of them, or that they’re getting fewer than 5 percent of their total coverage.
(A study from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that fewer than 1 in 5 nursing comps offer coverage for preventive care.)
The study found that while there was demand for nursing compact plans, there wasn’t much of a rush for the product in its first few years.
“It’s definitely a differentiator,” said Heather M. Brown, a vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health who co-authored the Avalere Healthcare Health Care Monitor survey.
“People are not as excited about it as they were for Medicare Part D.”
“There’s a lot of room to improve and expand on the quality of care, but I think it’s very promising.”
The survey also found that only 18 percent of respondents had read the full nursing compact, compared to 51 percent of those who had read some of the other compacts that are currently available.
That was also less than the 27 percent of people who said they were already covered under the compacts.
(Some compacts offer limited coverage, but they don’t cover the full range of services, like prescription drugs and physical examinations.)
And as the industry has grown in popularity, so has competition.
Some companies have been launching compacts themselves, including American Medical Group, a company that’s managed to build an industry around its plans, including one in Florida that has been in business since 2009.
But that model has been criticized by many, including the American Nurses Association, which has been critical of the compact.
According to Avalere, the American Medical group’s nursing compact was designed to make up for the shortage of specialists who would perform certain services like colonoscopies, colonoscopy tests, MRIs, and other surgeries in the early years of the compaction.
The American Nursed Association said it wasn’t the right approach for the industry and said that its plan was too restrictive.
But that hasn’t stopped the company from expanding its offering, with its plan now offering full-service health care, including MRIs and colonoscops, and a comprehensive health plan, including home care.
It is also offering its plans through a program called the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and plans have been in use for about a year.
The American Medical company, which sells its plans on the Health Savings Accounts (HSA) exchange, has also expanded its offerings, offering plans through its Blue Cross Health Care plans and plans through the Blue Shield Health Insurance Plans.
And although there are plans that do not include Medicare, a nursing compact isn’t one of them.
Health plans have also started offering other types of plans, such as the Medicare Advantage plans, that offer some of those services.
For now, however, the nursing compasses are just the beginning for the new industry.
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Nursing compacts have existed in a number of different forms over the past few decades, including in the U.S. and…