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COVID-19: VA/AANA Partnership Brings Employment Opportunities for CRNAs

The AANA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer employment opportunities for CRNAs while supporting our nation’s veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the VA Travel Nurse Corps program, the AANA and the VA have created opportunities for you to work at 157 facilities across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) […]

AANA Resources on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In light of the growing concern surrounding the worldwide spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the AANA has prepared practice resources to support CRNAs as they develop strategic steps for managing patients with expected or confirmed infection.* The following considerations are specific to the perioperative setting and summarize recommendations of national and international organizations including […]

We’re winning! State Legislators Supporting CRNA Practice

With state legislatures firmly in session, proposals to advance our profession are occurring at an unprecedented pace. Bills that remove physician supervision and other restrictions are advancing through committees and houses, thanks to state nurse anesthetist associations and CRNAs like you. Here’s a roundup of state legislation that has advanced through committees and houses: Virginia […]

Washington Post Seeks Nominations for “Star Nurses” Event

National CRNA Week was a huge success! From the inspirational stories shared across social media, to the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan resolution acknowledging the vital role CRNAs play in the U.S. healthcare industry, thank you for your participation! Let’s continue to take every opportunity to make our great profession known. In partnership with the […]

CRNA Advocacy Alert: Submit Recommendations to CMS for Supervision Removal

On your behalf, the AANA has been working tirelessly with the administration, agencies, and lawmakers to advance Executive Order #13890, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” As you know, the executive order would significantly advance the CRNA profession by eliminating burdensome Medicare requirements including physician supervision and licensure requirements that are more stringent […]

CMS Rule Changes – A Significant Win for CRNAs

This past Friday, CRNAs across the country earned a significant win! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) decided to recognize CRNA’s ability to perform pre-anesthetic assessments in Ambulatory Surgical Centers as part of the final rule of the Physician Fee Schedule. The final rule also recognizes Medicare Part B payment to CRNAs for evaluation […]