Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Opposes Bill to Expand Non-Physician Scope of Practice

On Nov. 3, the AANS and the CNS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) in a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee leaders opposing H.R. 8812, the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses Act.” Known as the “I CAN Act,” the legislation would allow non-physician practitioners to perform tasks and services outside their education and training, which could result in increased utilization of services, increased costs and lower quality of care for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Click here to read the AMA-led letter.