Public Comments

Nurse Workforce

2017

Nursing Community testimony for the hearing record on FY 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and NINR (March 8, 2017)

Letter from the Nursing Community urging continued action on the final VA rule regarding APRN clinical practice within the Veterans Health Administration (January 13, 2017)

APRN Workgroup comments on VA’s final rule on APRN scope of practice (January 12, 2017)

NACNS letter commenting on APRN clinical practice within the Veterans Health Administration (January 6, 2017)

2016

NACNS comments on CMS proposal regarding the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model ( September 28, 2016)

Nursing organizations comments on the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification Recommendations (September 20, 2016)

NACNS Comments on the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification Recommendations (September 16, 2016)

APRN Workgroup testimony for the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on “From Tumult to Transformation: The Commission on Care and the Future of the VA Healthcare System” (September 7, 2016)

APRN Workgroup comments in response to the Veterans Health Administration’s APRN Proposed Rule (July 22, 2016)

Nursing Community letter responding to the Veterans Health Administration’s APRN Proposed Rule (July 22, 2016)

Nursing Community letter urging full support of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2016 (July 12, 2016)

NACNS letter commenting on the proposed VA rule regarding the scope of practice for APRNs at the VA (June 22, 2016)

NACNS testimony on FY 2017 appropriations for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs (April 14, 2016)

Nursing Community letter supporting the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act, S. 2279 (March 8, 2016)

2015

Nursing Community testimony on H.R. 2713, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015 (December 9, 2015)

NACNS testimony on H.R. 2713, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015 (November 8, 2015)

Nursing Community letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to provide the largest possible 302(b) allocation for FY 2016 (November 5, 2015)

APRN Workgroup letter urging the House leadership to yield a bipartisan budget agreement for FY 2016 & 2017 (October 28, 2015)

NACNS letter supporting the Hospice Commitment to Accurate and Relevant Encounters Act (October 15, 2015)

Letter from the APRN Workgroup supporting the 21st Century Cures Act (June 29, 2015)

APRN Workgroup letter opposing extending Medicare sequestration cuts to offset the cost of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program (June 9, 2015)

APRN Workgroup testimony on the Frontlines to Lifelines Act (June 3, 2015)

Comments by the APRN Workgroup on the Draft National Pain Strategy (May 20, 2015)

NACNS letter endorsing the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act (April 28, 2015)

Organizational letter urging the restoration of the FY 2016 302(b) allocation for the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to FY 2010 levels (April 20, 2015)

PARCA letter opposing the Truth in Health Care Marketing Act (April 2015)

Nursing Community letter supporting the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act (March 17, 2015)

Organizational letter supporting the Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2015 (March 4, 2015)


Health Care Reform

2017

Organizational letter to House leadership expressing concerns with the American Health Care Act (March 21, 2017)

NACNS letter commenting on the American Health Care Act (March 15, 2017)

2016

PRN Workgroup comments on CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule (December 16, 2016)

APRN Workgroup letter regarding CMS’s proposed rule on its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model Incentive (June 27, 2016)

NACNS letter commenting on CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule (June 25, 2016)

APRN Workgroup testimony for the House Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Examining Physician Efforts to Prepare for Medicare Payment Reforms” (April 19, 2016)

APRN Workgroup letter to the Senate Finance Committee Working Group on Chronic Care Policy Options (January 26, 2016)

NACNS comments on CMS proposed rule regarding Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies (January 4, 2016)

2015

The National Coalition on Graduate Nursing Education comments regarding the Evaluation of the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration Program (December 15, 2015)

APRN Workgroup comments on the Alternative Payment Model Framework Draft White Paper (November 20, 2015)

Comments from the APRN Workgroup on CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Alternative Payment Models and Incentive Payments (November 17, 2015)

NACNS comments on the Senate Finance Committee’s chronic care reform efforts relative to the impact of chronic disease on the Medicare program (June 22, 2015)

Letter from the APRN Workgroup urging passage of H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (April 13, 2015)

Organizational letter in support of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015 (February 25, 2015)

APRN Workgroup comments on the CMS proposed rule regarding Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations (February 6, 2015)

Comments of the APRN Workgroup on the Hospital Improvements for Payment Act discussion draft (January 27, 2015)

APRN Workgroup letter on the Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal and Medicare Reform (January 20, 2015)


Health Information Technology

2015

NACNS letter endorsing the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 (April 21, 2015)


Other Issues

2017

Organizational letter urging Congress to provide adequate funding for non-defense discretionary programs (March 1, 2017)

Organizational letter to the Office of Management and Budget offering strong support for the continuation of funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (February 23, 2017)

2016

Nursing Community letter to the Presidential Transition Team (December 12, 2016)

NACNS comments to CMS on the implementation of Section 704 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (December 1, 2016)

Letter from the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose to the congressional leadership regarding funding levels for the 21st Century Cures bill (November 23, 2016)

Letter to the Vermont Department of Health commenting on a proposed Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for Pain (October 28, 2016)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter urging Congress to include health policy provisions in the package negotiated by the House/Senate Opioids Conference Committee (June 15, 2016)

Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to urge swift implementation of the National Pain Strategy (April 12, 2016)

2015

NACNS comments on the impact of the IOM Future of Nursing report (July 30, 2015)

NACNS letter to the Food and Drug Administration regarding its review of an application for a drug designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (May 18, 2015)

Nursing Community letter supporting the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (April 30, 2015)