AANA Applauds the Save Our Rural Hospitals Act That Eliminates CRNA Supervision and Supports Rural Healthcare

Last week, U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) reintroduced the “Save America’s Rural Hospitals Act” (H.R. 833). Along with providing enhanced payments to rural healthcare providers to help ensure the viability of these important local healthcare facilities, this legislation also includes a provision to permanently remove physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), under Medicare Part A conditions of participation and a provision to include non-medically directed CRNA services as a mandatory benefit under the Medicaid program.