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ANA: Care coordination should be reimbursed
Nurse.com

The federal government, healthcare insurers and other healthcare financing systems should acknowledge the central role of RNs in providing effective care coordination services, according to a position statement from the American Nurses Association.

These services should be fully funded to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes and reduce costs through a more efficient use of resources, the ANA stated. Care coordination must be defined, measured and documented by healthcare financing systems to create direct financial and systemic incentives for the function.

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