Policy Activity


On November 1, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released two final rules for Calendar Year 2020, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems. The current Administration is focusing on updating payment policies in the healthcare system which impacts health practitioners, including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), as their payments for services furnished are made under the PFS. Read more.

Higher Education

Amicus Brief Supporting Reinstatement of Injunction Against Travel Ban Proclamation

AACN joined the Association of American Medical Colleges and 33 other organizations in filing an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to reinstate the injunction against Proclamation 9645 that indefinitely bars individuals from entering the United States on the basis of their nationality. 

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