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Accountable Care Organizations: Reimagining the healthcare payment system

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) represent a shift away from the fee-for-service method of healthcare towards delivering more coordinated and efficient healthcare to patients.


Telehealth program could bring sideline concussion evaluation to more school sports

As many as 3.8 million sports related concussions occur in the United States every year. A concussion is one of the most dangerous sports related injuries as it cannot be visibly seen, and, thus, nearly half go unreported or untreated.


NP Week Puzzle: Word Search

There are now 19 states, and the District of Columbia, that allow nurse practitioners full practice authority. We’ve hidden those states in the puzzle below (sorry DC). If you can find them you could win a prize package from Barton Associates, which includes a $100 American Express Gift Card.


NP Week Puzzle: Crossword

We put together a crossword puzzle to test your NP knowledge. The clues include historical moments, influential NPs, future events, and more. NPs who complete the puzzle and follow these basic instructions will be entered in a drawing to win a Barton Associates Prize Package, which includes a $100 American Express Gift Card.


NP Week Puzzle: Cryptoquote

NP Week is a great time to share words of wisdom and inspire fellow nurse practitioners. Last year, we asked NPs to provide words of wisdom, which we posted on our Facebook Page. One of those responses is coded below. Can you crack the code?