• CMS issues guidance on implementing MOON

    January 24 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Medicare claims processing manual to include guidance on implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, a standard notice that all hospitals and critical access hospitals must provide effective March 8 to all Medicare beneficiaries who receive outpatient observation services for more than 24 hours.

  • AONE continues advocacy with VA and Congress

    January 19 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    AONE signed onto two recent letters to the Department of Veterans Affairs urging that certified registered nurse anesthetists be included in the final rule expanding the ability of advanced practice nurses to work to their full licensed capabilities within the VA system.

  • FDA issues safety alert on defibrillator

    January 19 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillators may not be able to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt because of an intermittent connection between the battery and device electrical contacts, says a safety alert issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Patient violence intervention reduced number of incidents in study

    January 19 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    A data-driven approach to reducing violent events in hospital units can lower the risks of violence and injury to hospital staff, according to a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

  • RNs bring expertise in value, population health to CEO job

    January 19 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    RNs are increasingly being elevated to the hospital CEO job, if Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., is any indication, noted an article in Hospitals & Health Networks.

  • AONE member Bredimus receives Rising Star award

    January 18 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    Brandon “Kit” Bredimus, director of emergency services for Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital and an AONE member, is a recipient of the Rising Star in Nursing Award, part of Modern Healthcare’s second annual Excellence in Nursing recognition program.

  • APRN-led post-cardiac transitional care clinic shows savings

    January 18 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    A cardiology practice that instituted an APRN-led transitional care program that provided patients an ambulatory visit within two weeks of discharge was able to reduce readmissions for participants compared with non-participants, according to research published in Nursing Economics.

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