Rising costs of health care require advanced practice nurses to be cost-effective and knowledgeable regarding reimbursement of their services within rapidly expanding managed care organizations. However, the rapid pace of change in reimbursement legislation, policies, and procedures makes this a daunting task.
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Nursing has traditionally been at the forefront of patient education, health maintenance, and primary prevention, thus making them particularly effective care providers in MCOs. l They focus on the person and family rather than on the disease Hnda L. Lindeke is an assistant professor, School of Nursing, and associate clinical specialist, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Mary L. Chesney is a clinical director of Pediatric Specialties Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Supported by the Minnesota Nurses Foundation.