There is a bill in the Oregon Legislature requiring pay parity for naturopathic physicians. As things stand now, insurers pay NDs as little as 20%, on average 50%, of what they pay other licensed health care provider for the same service. Without legislation to support equal pay for equal work, this is unlikely to change. There is a law that provides this protection for nurse practitioners and physicians assistants. Please support naturopathic physicians to be paid fairly by writing a letter of support. The Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians has made it super easy with directions and templates and your letter can be submitted by email to the OANP legislative board.
We appreciate your support in helping naturopathic physicians to become paid fairly.