Category Archives: DCANA News

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. […]

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 […]

Executive Order on Protecting & Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors

CALL TO ACTION: YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED! Below is the beginning of the Change.org Petition Executive Order – Protect & Promote Nursing’s Role in Providing Care for Patients. Dear President Trump, Thank you for fighting to protect, promote, and provide healthcare to our nation. As health care spending continues to rise, Americans are not receiving the […]

Important Update: Oregon Governor Signs Two Bills Removing Practice Barriers for CRNAs

Oregon SB 128 has been enacted. This bill allows the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging to issue a permit to APRNs (including CRNAs) to supervise fluoroscopy. The Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists introduced this bill to create a path for CRNAs to supervise fluoroscopy. OR SB 136 has been enacted. This bill expands CRNA prescriptive […]