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New COVID-19 Provider Funding Application Portal Open through October 26.   As of September 29, health care providers can apply for $25.5 billion in provider relief funds. The package includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for those who serve rural patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for a broad range of providers experiencing changes in operating revenues and expenses. Providers may apply for both programs with a single application, and applications must be completed and submitted by October 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  HRSA will host four technical assistance webinars for applicants starting on Thursday, Sept 30. See HRSA Guidance on New COVID-19 Provider Funding – Thursday, September 30 at 3:00 pm ET for more information.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will host a series of hour-long webinars for rural applicants of Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan funding, featuring guidance on how to navigate the application portal.  Additional webinars will take place on October 5th, 13th, and 21th

Dr. Thomas Dobbs extends the effective date from September 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021, for the order requiring vaccination or twice weekly testing

Dear Colleagues,
Please see the Health Officer Order from Dr. Thomas Dobbs that extends the effective date from September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021 for the order requiring vaccination or twice weekly testing of all paid and unpaid Mississippi Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility healthcare workers, staff and employees.  https://msdh.ms.gov/han/15990.pdf
Paul Byers, MD
State Epidemiologist
The sender provided the following contact information.
  Sender's Name: Mississippi Health Alert Network
  Sender's Contact Phone: 16015767725

CDC Health Advisory: Delta-9 THC in CBD Products  Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events 

New Board of Medical Licensure Regulations that may affect your collaborative practice  




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Feel free to contact our lobbyist, Mr. John Morgan Hughes, at 601.672.4988 (text preferred)
if you have additional questions or need contact information for your Senator or Representative. 



About Us

The first and only state association devoted entirely to nurse practitioners!       

           Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MANP) is the first and only state association committed entirely to nurse practitioners! We are committed to protecting the APRN role.  MS Association of Nurse Practitioners was founded in 2014, with a mission and focus to elevate and protect the nurse practitioner profession in Mississippi. Our association's Board of Directors is comprised and managed by ten, volunteer nurse practitioners elected by the association's members.  We recognize the importance of NPs in the provision of healthcare, the need for enhanced visibility, legislative influence, educational opportunities, and participation in key decision-making roles. MS Association of Nurse Practitioners is your NP specialty association. 

We advocate for NPs with the legislature, Congress, other policymakers, and other healthcare associations both in the state and nationally.  MS Association of Nurse Practitioners' key initiatives include;

  • Full Practice Authority allows NPs to practice to the fullest extent of their education & training within their respective scopes of practice
  • Increase Access to care for patients
  • NP orders for DME, Home Health, Hospice 
  • NP signature recognition on legal documents and eliminating co-signatures
  • NP Income tax incentives & exemptions for underserved practice areas & clinic owners
  • NP reimbursement

           Current barriers placed on NPs are a restriction of trade and creates unnecessary access to care barriers for your patients.  The number of primary care providers is insufficient to care for the existing patient loads and APRNs can fill this gap that is desperately needed to care for the residents of MS.  Twenty-eight states have passed legislation to help fill the gaps in primary care allowing for full practice authority for NPs. These states are at the top for the best healthcare.  MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will work on your behalf to add MS to the list of those states allowing NPs to work within the full scope of their practice and get Mississippi off the top of the list for the worst healthcare. Full practice authority does not mean “no collaboration.”  Nurse practitioners, as well as, other health care professionals, will always collaborate within interprofessional realms.  Full practice authority is the removal of the formal contract required for NPs to practice in this state.  There are many misconceptions about full practice authority.  MS Association of Nurse Practitioners will help educate professionals, legislators, and the public regarding full practice authority.  Nurse practitioners that have been trained, educated, and possess competency in skills should be allowed to practice fully within their scope whether the physician is physically present or not. 

      Membership matters, so join today. Make your voice heard loud & clear. You don't have to worry if your CE will be accepted.  We do that for you.  MANP also provides frequent conferences and pharmaceutical-sponsored dinner meetings across the state to keep you updated concerning your profession.  MS Association of Nurse Practitioners also provides communications through blast emails to keep you up to date with current events and legislative happenings that affect your practice and help to protect your income.  We provide community education to help patients learn more about Nurse Practitioners and the care we are able to provide.  We encourage you to be an active part of your association to help move your profession forward. We are your voice. And collectively, with one voice, we can reach our goals and protect the progress we make.

  The Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners | ENP Network



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