PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE
We invite you to learn more about our Professional Practice Committee and to contact the co-chairs with any questions or suggestions you have.
Opportunity for Learning from Nurses in Genetics/Genomics Clinical Practice
Members of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Professional Practice Committee are eager to share their expertise with individuals interested in learning more about genetics/genomics nursing. We are prepared to respond to questions and provide brief mentoring experiences.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions or request for mentoring in a specialty clinical area. Please indicate “Opportunity for Learning” in the subject line and provide your name and contact information.
Reimbursement on Genetic Services Provided by Nurses
The ISONG Professional Practice Committee conducted a survey in 2020 to assess the current state of billing practices for genetic services among registered and advanced practice nurses in the United States, in hopes of providing insight to increase reimbursement nationally, thereby improving the provision of care.
Registered and Advanced Practice nurses providing clinical genomic care in the United States were eligible for this survey. Fifty-five nurses (9 RNs, 44 APRNs) completed this survey, representing 24/50 states and US jurisdictions. Though billing practices vary by state, facility, and by insurer, we identified the most common billing codes utilized, the percent of services reimbursed by procedure codes, and barriers to and challenges with reimbursement.
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