• Nursing Community thanks legislators for student loan bills

    December 07 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Nursing Community Coalition this week wrote to legislators acknowledging their introduction of the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act (HR 795), which would allow employers to provide financial incentives in the hiring process.

  • Nursing groups respond to AMA

    December 07 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Tri-Council for Nursing and the Nursing Community Coalition—both of which include AONE—issued statements last week in opposition to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) recent call for action to advocate against advanced practice nurses gaining full practice authority. 

  • OMB fails to change clinical nurse specialist classification

    December 07 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Office of Management and Budget declined to reclassify clinical nurse specialists (CNS) as advanced practice registered nurses, HealthLeaders reports.

  • Search for AONE CEO underway

    December 07 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The search process to select a new AONE chief executive officer/American Hospital Association (AHA) chief nursing officer is underway with the selection of Kirby Bates Associates as the executive search firm. 

  • Senate passes tax bill

    December 07 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Senate voted 51-49 last week to approve tax reform legislation, which includes provisions that would repeal enforcement of the Affordable Care Act mandate that most individuals have health insurance, eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through advance refunding bonds, and impose a 20 percent excise tax on pay for certain nonprofit hospital employees. 

  • CMS issues rule to cancel bundled payment models

    December 01 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week issued a final rule that cancels the cardiac and surgical hip and femur fracture treatment mandatory bundling payment programs, known as the episode payment models.

  • Action sought on deaths from drugs, suicide

    November 30 2017|Publication: eNews Update

    More than 1 million Americans died from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicides between 2006 and 2015, and another 1.6 million could die over the next decade if the trend continues, concludes a report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Well Being Trust

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