Public Comments

Advocacy and Engagement in 2020

NACNS Signs on to Letter to Congress supporting the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S.4396/H.R.7945)

September 30, 2020

As one of the fifty-three members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed a letter to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees expressing support for the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act (S.4396/H.R.7945) and encouraging its inclusion in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package.

Read the full letter here. 

NACNS Urges Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees to Advance the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

September 11, 2020

NACNS as one of the sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto letters to the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees urging them to support and advance S.997/H.R. 2056 – United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019.

Read the House letter here. 

Read the Senate letter here.

NACNS Signs Letter Welcoming the New NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk

August 31, 2020

Through its membership with the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed a letter welcoming the new National Institute of Nursing Research’s (NINR) Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk. The NCC has a long tradition of working with NINR by promoting the work of nurse scientists, advocating for investments in research and future researchers, and sharing the Institute’s foundational work to improve healthcare delivery across the care continuum.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Reiterates COVID-19 Priorities to Congress

August 18, 2020

NACNS, through its membership in the Nursing Community Coalition reiterates their shared priorities in a letter sent to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Signs Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities

July 29, 2020

As one of fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed a letter to House and Senate Leadership and key Congressional Committees outlining additional priorities for any COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Signs Letter to CMS on COVID-19 Blanket Waivers

July 15, 2020

As one of forty-five members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed onto a letter urging CMS to continue to remove barriers to practice, encourage innovation, and ensure that our patients have access to the highest quality nursing care by extending, and making permanent, waivers beyond this Public Health Emergency (PHE).

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Signs Letter to Appropriators Reiterating FY 2021 Funding Request

June 22, 2020

As one of sixty-one members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed onto a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education reiterating our shared funding request of at least $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the House letter here.

Read the Senate letter here.

NACNS Members United in Fight against Racism and Injustice

June 15, 2020

NACNS calls for all CNS’ to commit to work to end racism, discrimination and disparities in access to health care.

Read NACNS’ full statement here.

NACNS stands with members of the Nursing Community Coalition to stand united in the fight against racial inequality and injustice. We call for America to be better and pledge to do all we can in that cause.

June, 2020

Read the full member statements here.

NACNS Signs on to Request the President Reconsider Decision to Withdraw from the World Health Organization

June 4, 2020

NACNS is deeply concerned with the President’s decision to terminate the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO) and strongly urges to President to reconsider.

Read the full statement here.

NACNS Signs Letter to Administration Supporting Directive 1899 and Full Practice Authority for CRNAs at the VA

May 18, 2020

As one of forty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed a letter to the Administration  supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to remove barriers to practice and allow for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to practice to the full extent of their education and abilities.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Signs Letter to Congress Outlining Additional COVID-19 Priorities

April 28, 2020

As one of fifty-seven members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed a letter to House and Senate Leadership thanking them for their work to combat COVID-19 and outlining additional priorities for any future COVID-19 legislative package.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Signed on to Written Testimony Submitted to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

April 23, 2020

As one of sixty members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

NACNS Signs Statement on CARES Act Becoming Law

March 27, 2020

Through its membership in the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS commends Congress and the Administration for their quick and decisive action to pass and sign into law, H.R. 748 – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes a number of shared NCC priorities.

Read the full statement here.

NACNS Submits Testimony to House Appropriation Subcommittee

March 23, 2020

As one of fifty-eight members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS signed onto written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $278 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2021.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

NACNS Sends Appropriations Request to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

March 2, 2020

NACNS along with 57 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies outlining the funding request levels of $278 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $182 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2021.

Read the House Letter Here

Read the Senate Letter Here

NACNS Signs Letter to Urge Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to Advance S.997- U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

February 28,2020

​NACNS, along with 60 members of the Nursing Community Coalition signed onto a letter to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee urging them to support and advance S.997 – United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019.

Read the full letter here.

NACNS Provides Feedback to CMS on Scope of Practice

January 17, 2020

As one of 53 members of the Nursing Community Coalition, NACNS responded to a CMS request for feedback on removing Scope of Practice barriers, particularly in regards to Section 5 of the President’s recent Executive Order (EO) #13890 on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.

Read the full letter here


NCC Supports Increases to Nursing Workforce and Research in FY 2020

December 20, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition commends the House of Representatives and the United States Senate for passing, and the President for signing, H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated
Appropriations Act of 2020, which included increases for Title VIII and NINR. The NCC looks forward to working with the Administration to support these essential programs in 2020 and beyond.

Read the full statement here

NCC Sends Letter to House and Senate Appropriators With Updated FY 2020 Funding Request

December 5, 2019

All 63 members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee detailing the NCC’s updated Fiscal Year (FY 2020) funding requests.

Read the full letter here

Senate Committee Advances Bipartisan Title VIII Legislation

October 31, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition is proud to see one of our top legislative priorities, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (S. 1399), advance out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee by unanimous voice vote, and commends the Committee for their bipartisan commitment to nursing education and the nursing workforce. S. 1399 would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]).

Read the full statement here

Title VIII Reauthorization Passes the House

October 28, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019 (H.R. 728). This bipartisan legislation would help to ensure a robust and diverse nursing pipeline, especially in rural and underserved areas, by reauthorizing the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]).

Read the full statement here.

NCC Sends Letter to Senate HELP Committee Urging Them to Advance Title VIII Reauthorization

September 5, 2019

All 62 members of the NCC signed onto a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee urging them to consider and advance Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (S.1399) this year.

Read the full letter here.

NCC Sends Letter to Senate Appropriators Reiterating FY 2020 Funding Request

August 9, 2019

All NCC member organizations signed onto a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education reiterating our funding request of at least $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and at least $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

Read the letter.

NCC Sends Letter to House and Senate in Support of U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps

July 25, 2019

Fifty-Three NCC member organizations signed onto a letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees urging them to include the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition amendment in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). By including this strongly supported bipartisan amendment in the final NDAA bill, nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II  will be recognized and will receive honorable discharges, medal privileges, and burial benefits for cemeteries administered under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read the full statement here.

Next Stop, House Floor: Title VIII Reauthorization Advances out of Energy and Commerce Committee

July 17, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) thanks the House Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing H.R. 728 the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act to the House Floor. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]) through Fiscal Year 2024.

Read the full statement here.

Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 728) Passes Out of Subcommittee By Voice Vote

July 11, 2019

H.R. 728 would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]) through Fiscal Year 2024. Title VIII Reauthorization is supported by all 62 members of the NCC and remains our number one priority this Congress.

Read the full statement here

NCC Expresses Support for Nurse Corps Service Recognition Amendment #257

July 8, 2019

Bustos Amendment #257 would recognize nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provide them with honorable discharges, medal privileges, and burial benefits for cemeteries administered under the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Read the full statement here

NCC Commends the House for passing H.R. 2740

June 19, 2019

H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2020, increases investments in nursing education and research. H.R. 2740 would appropriate $279.472 million for existing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and new grant opportunities and allocate $170.958 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

Read more.

The NCC Thanks Senate for Introducing Title VIII Reauthorization

June 5, 2019

All 62 members of the Nursing Community Coalition sent a letter thanking Senators Merkley and Burr for introducing S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. We look forward to working with the Senate to pass this vital legislation.

Read full letter here

Nursing Community Coalition Submits Testimony to Senate Appropriation Subcommittee

May 30, 2019

Fifty-nine organizations signed on to written testimony submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute for Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

Nursing Community Coalition Thanks Members of the House and Senate for Introducing the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

May 14, 2019

This legislation recognizes nurses who served as members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and provides them with honorable discharges, medal privileges, and veteran burial benefits.

Read the Senate thank you letter here.

Read the House thank you letter here.

Nursing Community Coalition Applauds Bipartisan Senate Effort to Support the Nursing Workforce

May 9, 2019

NCC commends Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) for introducing the bipartisan bill, S. 1399, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019.

Read NCC’s statement here.

Forty Senators Support FY 2020 Funding for Title VIII in Senate Dear Colleague

April 15, 2019

Forty Senators signed onto a Senate Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Senate Nursing Caucus Co-Chair, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) requesting $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2020.

Read the Senate Dear Colleague Letter here.

Nursing Community Coalition Submits Testimony to House Appropriation Subcommittee

April 8, 2019

Fifty-eight organizations signed on to written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The testimony featured the coalition’s funding requests of $266 million for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for Fiscal Year 2020.

Read the full written testimony for the record here.

More than 100 Representatives Support FY 2020 Funding for Title VIII in House Dear Colleague Letter

March 28, 2019

​One hundred and six Representatives signed onto a House Dear Colleague letter circulated by ​Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rodney Davis (R-IL), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) requesting $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs in FY 2020.

Read the House Dear Colleague Letter Here.

Nursing Community Coalition Sends Letter to House and Senate LHHS-ED Appropriations Subcommittees

March 12, 2019

​The Nursing Community Coalition sent letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies signed by 56 organizations, it outlined the funding requests levels of $266 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and $173 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research for FY 2020.

Read the House Letter Here.

Read the Senate Letter Here

Nursing Community Coalition Statement on President’s FY 2020 Budget

March 11, 2019

The Nursing Community Coalition opposes deep cuts to Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and to the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Nursing Research in the President’s proposed FY 2020 Budget. In the statement, the coalition also commends the President’s investment in the health of our nation’s veterans and consistent funding to address the opioid epidemic.

Read the statement here.  

Nursing Community Coalition Sends Letter to Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

February 7, 2019

Thirty-three member organizations signed onto a letter in appreciation of the Subcommittee’s work to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children. This commitment to holistic care that encompasses physical and mental well-being of all, at any age and in any location, is a the core of the nursing profession.

Read the letter here.

Thank You Letter for Introducing Title VIII Reauthorization in the House

January 31, 2019

Forty-One member organizations thank our House Nursing champions for introducing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 728) and for their steadfast commitment to America’s nurses and these invaluable nursing workforce programs.

Read the thank you letter here.

The Nursing Community Coalition Commends the Introduction of Title VIII Reauthorization

January 23, 2019

This legislation reauthorizes the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]) through fiscal year 2024.

Read the NCC’s Statement here

Nursing Community Coalition Sends letter Welcoming Members of the 116th Congress

January 23, 2019

As the 116th Congress commences, the Nursing Community Coalition looks forward to working with the new and returning Members of Congress. Please see the letter signed by all 61 national nursing organizations of the Nursing Community Coalition, which outlines our core principles.

Read the Welcome Letter to Representatives Here

Read the Welcome Letter to Senators Here


NACNS is one of 69 organizations encouraging Senate leaders to ensure Section 3003 of The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (HR 6) as passed by the House, which would expand access to evidence-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), is included in the final conferenced legislation addressing the opioid overdose epidemic. (September 17, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition letter regarding FY 2019 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and NINR (September 7, 2018)

NACNS letter commenting on the CMS proposed rule regarding the Medicare Program Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019 (September 4, 2018)

Nursing Community letter urging the Senate to include Section 3003, Allowing for More Flexibility with Respect to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, of the House-passed SUPPORT for Families and Communities Act (H.R. 6) in any final Senate opioid package (August 24, 2018)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter advocating to the Senate that the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (S. 2524/H.R. 5102) be part of any legislative package addressing opioid misuse and the overdose epidemic (August 17, 2018)

NACNS letter commenting on CMS’s FY 2019 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (June 25, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition letter urging the Department of Homeland Security to take immediate action to protect the health of immigrant children and reverse the current separation policy (June 19, 2018)

In conjunction with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council provided comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions regarding policy priority areas to combat the opioid epidemic (June 18, 2018)

Organizational letter commenting on the House legislative package addressing the opioid overdose epidemic (June 6, 2018)

NACNS Testimony on FY 2019 Appropriations for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs  (April 27, 2018)

APRN Workgroup letter urging the House Subcommittee on Health to make permanent the authorization for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication-assisted treatments and to include the other APRNs roles into that authorization (April 24, 2018)

NACNS comments on CMS proposed rule regarding the provision of short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans (April 23, 2018)

Organizational letter urging the incorporation of S. 2524, Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018, into the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (April 18, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition comments regarding The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (April 11, 2018)

APRN Workgroup letter urging inclusion of APRNs in Section 465 of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act relating to the disbursement of student loans, loan limits, interest rates, and loan fees (April 9, 2018)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing H.R. 2572, the Reinforcing Evidence-Based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse Act of 2018 (RESULTS Act) (April 5, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition letter endorsing H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act (March 22, 2018)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing H.R. 5102/S. 2524, Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (March 19, 2018)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing S. 2406/H.R. 5002, the Advancing Cutting-Edge (ACE) Research Act (March 5, 2018)

Organizational letter suggesting how to allocate the $6 billion committed in the two-year budget agreement to combat opioid use disorders (February 16, 2018)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2018 (February 5, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition letter supporting S. 2317, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2018 (January 30, 2018)

Organizational letter urging adequate funding for programs funded through annual appropriations by providing relief from sequestration budget cuts and opposing any new efforts to cut non-defense discretionary programs  (January 24, 2018)

Nursing Community Coalition letter urging the passage of H.R. 959, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2017 (January 16, 2018)


NACNS comments on how the FDA authorities can be used to address the national opioid crisis (December 27, 2017)

APRN Work Group request that CMS remove from subregulatory guidance the exclusion of practitioners who are not physicians from serving on the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committees (December 20, 2017)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing H.R. 3692, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act (December 5, 2017)

Nursing Community Coalition letter supporting H.R. 3692, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017  (November 9, 2017)

Nursing Community Coalition letter commenting on the proposed rule published by the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the “Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth”  (November 1, 2017)

Organizational letter urging that substance abuse disorders and mental illness be covered on par with other medical conditions under Senators Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray’s (D-Wash.) legislative package to stabilize and strengthen the individual health insurance marketplace  (October 3, 2017)

Organizational letter urging that substance abuse disorders and mental illness be covered on par with other medical conditions under the Senators Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare reform bill  (September 18, 2017)

NACNS letter commenting on the CMS proposed rule regarding the Medicare Program Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2018 and the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program  (September 11, 2017)

APRN Workgroup letter commenting on the CMS proposed rule regarding revisions to CY 2018 payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (September 11, 2017)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter endorsing the Youth Opioid Use Treatment Help Act, H.R. 3382  (August 11, 2017)

Patients’ Access to Responsible Care Alliance letter to Senate leadership regarding the creation of Small Business Health Plans under the Better Care Reconciliation Act (July 21, 2017)

Organizational letter commenting on the proposed changes to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 that would affect those suffering from substance use disorders and mental illness (July 12, 2017)

NACNS letter commenting upon CMS’s FY 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (June 13, 2017)

Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition letter regarding FY 2018 funding for Title VII Health Professions and Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs (July 12, 2017)

Nursing Community letter endorsing S. 445, Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017 (June 20, 2017)

Organizational letter to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis urging the Commission to recognize the inter-relationship of the nation’s chronic pain and opioid epidemics (June 7, 2017)

Nursing Community testimony for the hearing record on FY 2018 funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and NINR (June 2, 2017)

Organizational letter to the Senate leadership commenting on the American Health Care Act and health care reform (May 30, 2017)

Organizational letter in support of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017 (May 9, 2017)

Organizational letter to House leadership expressing concerns with the American Health Care Act (May 3, 2017)

Organizational letter to House leadership commenting on the American Health Care Act (April 27, 2017)

Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership requesting full funding in FY 2017 and 2018 for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (April 11, 2017)

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

Letter from the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose to congressional leadership regarding preserving access to addiction and mental illness treatment services and recovery support programs in health care reform (February 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)


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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

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

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)