New Home Health Care Legislation Needs YOUR Support!

Home Health Care Planning Improvement companion bills have been introduced in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to bring Medicare into the 21st century and allow APRNs (NPs, CNS, and Nurse Midwives) as well a Physician Assistants (PAs) to certify patients for home health care and to sign the Plan of Care as well as supplemental orders. 

HR2267 was introduced in the House by Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Greg Walden (R-OR). The Senate bill (S227) was introduced  by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kent Conrad (D-ND). 

Please take a moment to write to your Senators and Representatives asking them to support these bills. The American Nurses Association has made it simple to email or send snail mail to your Congressional reps with a canned email message that you can edit if you you prefer and send directly from the ANA site.  

Read more about the bills at Nurse.com.

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