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Op-Ed: Arbitrary Insurance Decisions Harm Patients

While the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a bright light on the skills and courage of healthcare providers, it also has exposed situations that can negatively impact their ability to fully and safely do their work. And when the productivity and effectiveness of healthcare providers are hindered, the biggest losers are always patients.

Over the last 90 days, we’ve seen how shortages of personal protective equipment has put both providers and patients at risk. We’ve seen how outdated scope-of-practice laws that require one qualified provider to be supervised by another provider of equal capabilities can prevent hospitals ...