​​​COVID-19 (Coronavirus): CRNP and PA direct supervision requirements

October 29, 2021

This article was revised on October 29, 2021, to update the effective timeline.

Effective March 6, 2020, through December 31, 2021, the AmeriHealth definition of “direct supervision” of a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) or Physician Assistant (PA) has been modified to include direct supervision by a physician’s virtual presence. Virtual presence includes audio/video real-time communications technology when used to reduce exposure risks for the member or health care provider.

AmeriHealth is committed to providing our members with access to the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage all AmeriHealth members and providers to visit our dedicated AmeriHealth New Jersey and AmeriHealth Pennsylvania COVID-19 webpages regularly for the latest news and updates. We will continue to evaluate member needs as the situation changes.

This temporary change is subject to re-evaluation during the public health emergency.

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