Nurse Anesthetists Among Most Utilized Healthcare Providers, According to CMS

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — (AANA) — A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides data that indicate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are among the most utilized healthcare providers in the nation. According to this data, CRNAs were among the top 20 specialties that served the most […]

2021 National CRNA Week – Experts You Trust. Care You Count On.

Since 2000, National CRNA Week has been the AANA’s annual celebration of the nation’s more than 57,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 49 million anesthetics each year. This CRNA Week, we want to reflect on their heroic work and look forward to a future […]

CRNA Advocacy Alert: Tell HHS you support the permanent removal of supervision

This spring the Medicare agency temporarily waived physician supervision requirements, allowing CRNAs to function to the full extent of their training and licensure during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the costs and benefits of making this […]

FREE Extended Virtual Congress Content Streaming on CKN

AANA is pleased to bring you additional fresh Extended Virtual Congress content FREE for members! Additional Extended Congress content is available for free on CRNA Knowledge Network, AANA’s streaming video and audio education platform. From clinical information to practice trends, you’ll earn Class A CE Credits and learn from leaders in nurse anesthesia on a […]

Stories About CRNAs – Check Them Out!

The AANA Public Relations department is continuously working to share the stories of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and bringing CRNAs the national recognition they deserve. The work of CRNAs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies the many hallmarks of nursing and nurse anesthesia, and points to why nurses are continuously rated the most honest, […]

AANA COVID-19 Resources

The AANA provides an excellent COVID-19 resource page for CRNAs here. We encourage our DC members to utilize the page and reach out with any questions. It provides an array of valuable information, including but not limited to: Clinical Practice Resources Resuming Elective, Non-Surgical Procedures Critical Care Resources COVID-19 Medicare Resources COVID-19 Well-Being State Advocacy […]

CMS Temporarily Suspends Physician Supervision Requirements For CRNAs

Breaking news! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for CRNAs! Only moments ago, CMS announced an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the pandemic and enabling YOU to practice at full scope. […]

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) […]