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Does expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants increase primary care utilization in community health centers?

Date: 08/06/2019Authors: Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Patricia PittmanResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Nursing, Scope of Practice

This study examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers by NP, PA, and primary care physician.

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Expanding Access to Care with Scope of Practice

Date: 03/20/2019Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center developed an infographic that visually depicts state-level variation in Dental Hygienists scope of practice to help better inform policy makers and other oral health stakeholders.

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Scopes of Practice and Reimbursement Patterns of Addiction Counselors, Community Health Workers, and Peer Recovery Specialists in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Date: 09/01/2018Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Scope of Practice

This study cataloged credential requirements, scope of practice (SOP) elements, and Medicaid reimbursement rates for addiction counselors, community health workers, and peer recovery specialists across the country to better understand how these workers can contribute to behavioral health service delivery.

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Top-of License Dental Hygiene Practice

Date: 10/01/2017Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This article describes the comparison of state Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) scores in each of 3 years (2001, 2014, and 2016) to evaluate the impact of scope of practice expansions on oral health outcomes.

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Expanded Scopes of Practice for Dental Hygienists Associated With Improved Oral Health Outcomes For Adults

Date: 12/01/2016Authors: Margaret Langelier, Tracey Continelli, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Simona SurduResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study is a comparative analysis of oral health outcomes associated with the scopes of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This report describes the process of redesigning the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and provides the scores for each state on the new index.

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A Preliminary Analysis of State Scopes of Practice for the Profession of Social Work

Date: 08/01/2016Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

The purpose of the current study is to obtain, analyze and disseminate information about social work scopes of practice from all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC), with an emphasis on determining the range of allowable services and professional training requirement of social workers.

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Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2014

Date: 03/01/2016Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study is a comparative analysis of the scope of practice for dental hygienists in all states and the District of Columbia in 2014.

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The Dental Assistant Workforce in the United States, 2015

Date: 10/01/2015Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This study examines the dental assistant workforce to better understand roles, functions, and contributions to improving population oral health.

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