The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) presented Andrea J. Teitel, MS, CRNA, with the Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award at its Mid-Year Assembly, held virtually, April 23-25.
Healthcare providers, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), will continue to receive resources to care for some of the most vulnerable patients with President Biden signing of H.R. 1186 to postpone a 2% cut to Medicare reimbursements for healthcare providers.
Arkansas patients now have increased access to safe, affordable care with the signing of HB 1198 by Governor Asa Hutchinson. The law removes supervision requirements for nurse anesthetists and grants them the authority to work in consultation with healthcare providers in the delivery of anesthesia.
AANA Congratulates New HHS Secretary, Urges Fair Reimbursement Policies for Advanced Practice Providers
he American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the nation’s 57,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists congratulate Xavier Becerra on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The AANA is committed to working with Becerra and his staff to reduce barriers to CRNA practice, which will help expand access to care and make healthcare more affordable for all.
To Provide Safe, High-Quality Care for Veterans, Congresswomen Requests Permanent Full Practice Authority for CRNAs
To expand access to safe, high-quality anesthesia services to veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) requested that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) be granted full practice authority permanently across U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.
As healthcare providers across Arkansas continue to meet the needs of patients impacted by COVID-19 or requiring surgery, state legislators are considering bills that will affect patients’ access to affordable care.
This World Patient Safety Day, Sept. 17, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joins the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) in celebrating healthcare safety and raising global awareness.
During the AANA 2020 Virtual Congress August 14-18, Steven M. Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA, was sworn in as the 75th president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
Leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement on the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics in an effort to “cut red tape” for providers.
In a letter today, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) partnered with 47 national nursing organizations to request support for the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to permanently remove barriers and allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Monday New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to provide pay bonuses to frontline healthcare workers. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds this action and encourages Congress to compensate frontline healthcare workers in a manner that reflects the serious risk and harm they are experiencing.
The national professional association for more than 50,000 nurse anesthesiologists was recognized by a global company for their innovative diversity and inclusion campaign.