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May 19, 2015
AACN Support H.R. 1247 Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2015
AACN sent letters of support to Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) for introducing H.R. 1247 which would recognize APRNs as full practice providers in the Veterans Health Administration. 

April 14, 2015
AACN & APRN Colleagues Urge the Senate to Pass H.R. 2
AACN, along with its APRN colleagues, sent a letter urging the Senate to pass H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. For more information, see the APRN letter.

March 26, 2015
House Passes H.R. 2
Totaling more than 340,000 healthcare professionals, including two of the ten largest categories of Medicare Part B provider specialties according to Medicare claims data, APRNs primary interests are patient wellness and improving patient access to safe and cost-effective health care services. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) would help ensure many improvements to the system.

March 24, 2015
AACN and our APRN Colleagues Support H.R. 2
AACN has supported its APRN colleagues in collective attempts to address the Sustainable Growth Rate. For more information, see the APRN Letter.

March 12, 2015
High Ranking Appointment for Dr. Mary Wakefield
AACN is thrilled to report that Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has just been appointed as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AACN sent a letter of congratulations to Dr. Wakefield in recognition of her new role.

February 17, 2015
AACN Submits Comments to the House on 21st Century Cures Discussion Document AACN provided comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a discussion document outlining priorities in draft legislation of the 21st Century Cures initiative. AACN applauds the goals of this bill, which aims to accelerate the discovery and dissemination of healthcare cures in America.

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