Objectives:
1. Reduce barriers to obtain payment parity
2. Reduce legislative barriers to payment parity at both state and federal levels
3. Increase legislators' support for NP parity
4. Increase the presence of NPs on insurance panels
5. Increase number of NPs who meet and participate in value based purchasing requirements

Strategies:
a. Develop educational programs on reimbursement
b. Establish a professional practice department that focuses on multi-state and federal reimbursement strategies
c. Study cost effectiveness of NPs accounting for current reimbursement differences
d. Identify costs to patients associated with each barrier to reimbursement
e. Collect, curate, and distribute patient outcome data to support parity

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