(A) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and MACRA Legislation require provider transparency in quality and value care. As an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) enrolled in the Medicare reimbursement program, you will be expected to demonstrate competent, patient-centered outcomes. Describe how you plan to utilize and implement evidence-based practice protocols found from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to ensure competent and safe care for your patients.
(B) Review the Team STEPPS initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Describe the specific objectives of this national initiative and how you can implement this into your clinical setting as an APN to reduce patient errors and improve teamwork and communication.