Monthly Archives: February 2023

Black History Month Reminds Us to Celebrate Mentors

In an editorial for the website City & State Florida in honor of Black History Month, Sabrina Nelson-Winters, DNP, CRNA, APRN, encourages young Black students to explore careers in healthcare, discusses the value of mentorship, and celebrates the history of Black healthcare professionals such as CRNA legend Goldie D. Brangman, CRNA, the first Black president […]

CRNAdvocacy Alert: Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor H.R. 833 to eliminate supervision

Last week, U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) reintroduced the “Save America’s Rural Hospitals Act” (H.R. 833). The AANA is thrilled to announce that this legislation now includes a provision that would permanently remove physician supervision of CRNAs under Medicare Part A conditions of participation.  Endorsed by the National Rural Health Association, this […]

Make Your Voice Heard on Cigna’s Reimbursement Policy Change

As you are aware, Cigna recently announced that they will be reducing payment for QZ services to 85% of the physician fee schedule. Not only does this policy violate the federal provider nondiscrimination law, but it puts patients’ access to high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia care in jeopardy – especially for patients in rural and underserved areas. […]