Ensures Better Patient Access to Care, Removes Barriers for Nurses as Qualifed Providers
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is appealing to lawmakers to support the “Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2267, S. 227). This bipartisan legislation, just introduced in the House by Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Greg Walden (R-OR), allows Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to sign home health plans of care and certify Medicare patients for the home health benefit.
To learn more about ANA’s work on the home health care issue, including the Senate companion bill (S. 227) introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kent Conrad (D-ND), please visit www.rnaction.org/homehealth.