Nurse Practitioner Advocacy
AANP Advocacy Center
It is important that we continue our strong advocacy in the final weeks of the 114th Congress. Please use AANP’s Advocacy Center and contact your members of Congress during this important legislative time to help educate them on issues of importance to NP practice:
- Ask your members of Congress to support the Home Health Planning and Improvement Act (S. 578/H.R. 1342), which would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to certify their patients' eligibility for home health care services.
- Urge your members of Congress to support the Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act (H.R. 4756), which would authorize NPs to certify their patient’s need for therapeutic shoes.
- Ask your members of Congress to support legislation to allow patients of NPs to be counted in ACOs. The Rural ACO Improvement Act of 2015 (S. 2259/H.R. 6261) would allow the assignment of NPs' patients to Medicare Shared Savings ACOs.