Policy & Advocacy

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Policy & Advocacy News

  • Student Policy Summit 2019 Registration Opens Next Week

    Advocacy, Policy— October 17, 2018

    Registration for the 2019 AACN Student Policy Summit (March 24-26) will open on October 22 at 12pm EST. Learn more.

  • CMS Expands Participation in Medicare Coverage Policies to Nurses, Other Professions

    Policy— October 10, 2018

    A recent revision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows nurses and other healthcare professionals to participate in Medicare Administrative Contractor decisions on coverage policies, or local coverage determinations (LCDs). Read more.

  • Finalized Opioids Package Awaits President’s Signature

    Advocacy, Policy— October 03, 2018

    The Senate passed the finalized comprehensive opioid package today by a vote of 98-1, which includes a provision that would permanently authorize NPs and PAs to prescribe Medication-Assisted Treatments (MATs) and provide a five-year authorization for the other three APRN roles to prescribe MATs. The legislative package also includes student loan repayment for the substance use disorder workforce in areas of national need. The House passed the conferenced opioid package by a vote of 393-8.

  • AACN Launches Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes Initiative

    Press Release, Policy— August 07, 2018

    AACN is pleased to unveil Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes, a nonpartisan initiative designed to encourage, educate, and engage nursing deans, faculty, and students as they amplify their voices during election season.

  • AACN Commends the House for Passing Legislation that Builds the Nursing Workforce

    Press Release, Policy— July 23, 2018

    AACN applauds the United States House of Representatives for passing legislation that is indispensable to the health of the nation. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 959) provides critical support to nursing students, faculty, and programs, which ensures access to care across the continuum and in every community.