L&I is moving to encourage more ARNP’s to join and be treated fairly in their provider network.
Under the proposal, ARNP’s should receive full L&I reimbursement for their services to injured workers. L&I plans to amend WAC 296-23-245 to make this happen.
Comments on public testimony will be allowed between now and mid September.
If allowed, the amendment to the Medical Aid Rule will eliminate the 90% differential payment for ARNP and bring them up to the pay which the “Old Boys” in the network now receive. The scheduled effective date is currently November 1, 2016.
It’s about time. Congratulations to L&I provider ARNP’s.