APRNs Included in Incentive Program, Gain Ability to Order Medical Equipment
ANA applauds Senate passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act. This legislation protects seniors' and children's access to care and repeals the Medicare payment formula used to calculate Medicare payment rates to health care providers. H.R. 2, headed to President Obama for signature, includes provisions that enhance nurses' roles as providers and improve their ability to provide timely services to Medicare beneficiaries.