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ASTRO, physician community weighs in on scope of practice

January 21, 2020

On January 16, 2020, ASTRO joined 101 other physician organizations in signing a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) detailing concerns with weakening supervision requirements and expanding the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). The letter responds to a CMS request for information and notes that the skillsets of these health professionals are not interchangeable with that of fully-trained physicians.