Year: 2013

Clinical Nurse Specialists Uniquely Qualified to Ensure High Quality Cost-Effective Health Care Essential to Meeting Nation’s Needs

New White Paper Provides Evidence Linking Clinical Nurse Specialists to Improved Outcomes for Patients, Reduced Costs for Health Care System

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is well underway and the resulting increases in the demand for health care have made delivering high quality, cost-effective care more important than ever. A new White Paper released by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) provides evidence that Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs) have the advanced nursing education, skills and expertise necessary to meet the increased demand for health care and ensure the provision of quality care.

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National Nursing Organization Endorses Legislation to Raise Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Health Providers, Expand Access to Care

STATEMENT OF Carol Manchester, President National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists In support of the Protecting Access to Primary Care Act, HR 2896

“The Affordable Care Act will go a long way toward increasing access to health care as has been frequently noted, but there is an omission in the law that prevents it from achieving its full potential for helping more people get the health care they need. While it increases the Medicaid reimbursement rates for primary care physicians, it doesn’t do the same for other primary care providers.

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National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Endorses Specialty Education and Certification for Clinical Nurse Specialists

Recommendations Address Educational Strategies to Ensure Clinical Nurse Specialists’ Specialty Practice Competencies

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who ensure high quality nursing care that is evidence-based and promotes patient safety, while improving patient outcomes and lowering health care costs. They play this important role across a variety of specialties based on patient population, setting, condition or type of care.

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