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Legislation permanently repealing the Medicare “sustainable growth rate” – a formula that threatens each CRNA with an average $16,400 hit in 2014 - was passed Dec. 12 by the House Ways & Means Committee on a 39-0 vote, and by the Senate Finance Committee by voice vote, with the support and involvement of AANA and a broad coalition of APRN organizations. The next step is for Congress to determine how to offset the bill’s estimated $130-150 billion cost. With the Jan. 1 cuts looming, lawmakers are buying time for that work by including a three-month SGR relief provision in a separate budget measure moving through Congress this month. December 12, 2013

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The AANA, COA and NBCRNA have joined to support Veterans Affairs recognition of CRNAs and other Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to their full scope. Read the joint letter (login required).
 
Does Medicare have your current CRNA Medicare enrollment validation? It could affect your pay. Find out here
 
 
Effective July 1
W.Va. Requires APRN License
An APRN license is required for practice in W.Va. beginning July 1, 2013. This license is required to continue or to begin practicing as a CRNA in W.Va.
 
NewsMakers: Purcell Named to Top Lobbyist List, May 15, 2013
 
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