ANA urges Congress to support home health care bill

10/3/2011 | Nurse.com

The ANA sought the support of lawmakers for the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2011 during a congressional briefing last week. Under the provisions of the bill, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists would be allowed to authorize home health services. "ANA strongly supports this critically important bipartisan legislation, which in addition to saving money, would ensure better patient access to care and remove barriers for nurses as qualified providers," ANA President Karen Daley said.

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