The American Academy of Nursing released a position statement that full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) is necessary to transform primary care, and that practice restrictions on APRNs should be removed so they may practice to the full extent of their education and training.
ANNA member Donna Bednarski, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CNN, recently shared her thoughts with Nephrology News and Issues on what the upcoming year could look like for health care reform in the United States. Ms. Bednarski is ANNA’s consultant to the Kidney Care Partners, a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease.
ANNA is partnering with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train nurses in infection prevention and control.
On October 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2018.
On September 26, 2017, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (S.870). Kidney Care Partners (KCP) applauded the Senate for passing this bill, which will improve access to quality care and expand treatment choice for individuals with kidney disease..