AACN has a rich history of submitting public comments on regulatory proposals, agency strategic plans, and congressional committee documents, both independently and as a member of coalitions that are active in health policy and higher education.
AACN Comments on Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force
AACN Letter of Welcome to Secretary Azar
(HHS) Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018– 2022
Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program
AACN Signs ACE Letter to DHS John Kelly on International Students Scholars
AACN Comments to Department of Labor on Nurse Residency Programs
Proposed Rule Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth
VHA Proposed Rule for APRN Practice
On January 13, 2017, AACN submitted public comments to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding its final rule on APRN practice. AACN commends the VA for granting three of the four APRN roles (nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, and clinical nurse specialist) the ability to practice to the full extent of their education and training, but urges the VA to extend this policy change to certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) as well. AACN implores the department to more fully utilize CRNAs so that Veterans can receive timely care to high-quality anesthesia services.
AACN Submits Comments on the Opioid Crisis Act, 2018
AACN Submits Comments on Medicare Relief Red Tape Project
AACN Submits Comments on Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Medicare
Antitrust and the Future of Nursing: Federal Competition Policy and the Scope of Practice
Reports and Articles on Promoting APRN Practice
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