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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 a coalitions active in both health policy and higher education.

Comments Submitted - Federal Agency

AACN and Nursing Community Submit Comments to NACNS on CNS Standard Occupational Classification

AACN Submits Comment to the Department of Education on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

AACN and APRN Colleagues Submit Comments to CMS on Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentives

APRN Comment on HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2017 Proposed Rule

APRN Workgroup Letter to CMS on Learning and Action Network (LAN) Alternative Payment Model Framework Draft White Paper

AACN and APRN colleagues Submit Comments to  CMS on MACRA and MIPS

AACN and APRN Colleagues Submit Comments to CMS on 2016 Physician Fee Schedule

AACN Submits Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Comments Submitted - Congressional Committee

APRN Workgroup Letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on MACRA and Payment Reforms

APRN Work Group Letter to Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Chronic Care Policy Options

APRN Evidence & Research

Promoting Health Care Competition through Regulatory Reform

FTC Staff Submit Comments to West Virginia Senate to Consider the Competitive Impact of Legislation Affecting Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on APRNs in West Virginia, permitting some APRNs, under limited conditions, to write prescriptions without a formal agreement with a particular supervising physician.

Antitrust and the Future of Nursing: Federal Competition Policy and the Scope of Practice

The Federal Trade Commission Issues Recommendations on State Scope of Practice Legislation
Over the last three years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided recommendations concerning state scope of practice legislation. Each time the FTC has offered comments, they support APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training. They recognize that the care provided by APRNs is safe, cost-effective and is essential for access to care.

March 11, 2014
Policy Perspectives: Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses
Federal Trade Commission

Reports and Articles on Promoting APRN Practice
Review the most current literature that supports APRN practice. Nationally recognized associations, respected news leaders, noted researchers, and evidenced based policy organizations weigh in.