Requirements to Join: Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists
Community Health Alliance

Requirements to Join: Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists

  1. Must possess a current, unrestricted R.N. License and Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist License or authorization from the state in which he/she is practicing.
  2. Must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist Program with a minimum of a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
  3. Must be certified in your area of practice by one of the following national certifying bodies:
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center
    • Oncology Nurses Certification Corporation
    • Critical Care Certification Corporation
    • National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
    • National Certification Corp. for OB/GYN & Neonatal Specialties
  4. Minimum of two years nursing experience.
  5. Professional liability insurance or proof of coverage through the employing institution in the amount required by the state in which you practice.
  6. Limitation of scope of activities as follows:
    • Identification of abnormal conditions.
    • Diagnosis of Health Problems.                                                                                        
    • Development and implementation of nursing treatment plans.
    • Evaluation of patient outcomes.
    • Collaboration with or referral to a physician credentialed by Community Health Alliance and on the staff of an in-network hospital.
  7. Completion of a collaboration agreement with a physician currently participating in Community Health Alliance and on the medical staff of an in-network hospital. Collaborative agreement must be current and meet all requirements of the licensing regulatory agency for the state in which he/she is practicing. (For Indiana Providers: Collaboration must be verifiable via the I.P.L.A. (Indiana Professional Licensing Agency).)
  8. Nurses with prescriptive authority must also submit copies of DEA registration and State Controlled Substance registration. Amendment to the collaborative agreement to cover prescriptive privileges is necessary.

Effective 01/01/2013, the fee to credential  Advanced Practice Nurses (ANP), Nurse Practitioners (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) was increased to $75.

Disclaimer: This information is for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute professional advice as circumstances may vary. CHA is not liable for information contained on this site. Fee schedule information applies only to M.D.s and D.O.s, not to any other Allied or Behavioral Health providers. CPT code allowables are global and do not represent modifiers. Information contained on this website is subject to change.