Please let your representative in DC know how you feel !!
Taken directly from AANP's website this morning.
AANP Health Policy Fellowship
AANP is now accepting applications for the fall term, and applications are due by August 15. The AANP Health Policy Fellowship Program provides AANP members with a comprehensive fellowship experience at the center of health policy and politics in Washington, DC. It is an outstanding opportunity for members with an interest in health care policy to promote the health of the nation and the advancement of NPs' abilities to work within their full scope of practice. Members can get more information by visiting the Health Policy Fellowship page and logging in.
Have Your Members of Congress Heard from You?
AANP thanks all of you who have taken the time to contact your Members of Congress and have shared the links (see below) with other individuals and organizations that support removing federal barriers to practice for NPs. We are delighted to tell you that more than 23,700 letters have been sent since the first of this year! Policy makers must continue to be educated regarding the benefits NPs bring to the American health care system. Please keep these issues on their minds by continuing to send letters to your Members of Congress. We also ask that as you send your letters, you add to them your personal stories regarding how these federal barriers impact your practice. Please make sure that you sign your letters to Members of Congress by adding your name to the form on the website.
Support for legislation to allow NPs to certify their patients need for Home Health
Support for legislation that would authorize NPs to document face-to-face encounters with their Medicare patients to assess the need to order all DME
Support legislation that would extend the current program which aligns Medicaid reimbursement rates for primary care services with Medicare reimbursement rates and ensures that all NPs are eligible
Support the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) plan to recognize NPs ability to practice to their full scope throughout the VHA system
Ask VA Secretary Robert McDonald to support and implement the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) plan to recognize NPs' abilities to practice to their full scope throughout the VHA system
James F. Lawrence, Ph.D. APRN BC CHPN CPS FAANP
UAPRN State President