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11/21/2007 - Letter from ANNA to the Senate Finance Committee requesting their support for extension of the Medicare Secondary Payer program as provided in the Childrens Health and Medicare Protection (CHAMP) Act of 2007
11/08/2007 - Letter from ANNA and other nursing organizations to Representative Boustany thanking him for proposing the Nursing Education Opportunities Act of 2007
10/31/2007 - Letter from Kidney Care Partners to Food and Drug Administration regarding Recommendations and Comments of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on Erythropoiesis-...
10/24/2007 - Letter from Kidney Care Partners to the Chair and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance Committee regarding the Medicare Second Payer (MSP) issue
10/24/2007 - Letter from ANNA and other nursing organizations to Senator Biden thanking him for proposing the Nursing Education Opportunities Act of 2007
10/23/2007 - ANNA submits comments on American Nurses Association draft report Adapting Standards of Care under Altered Conditions
10/22/2007 - ANNA submits comments on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services End Stage Renal Disease Draft Interpretive Guidelines
10/18/2007 - Letter to the Senate from key stakeholders in the programs of the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Labor, urging each Senator to vote in favor of the FY 2008 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education...
10/11/2007 - Letter from ANNA and other nursing organizations to Senate and House leaders requesting them to make nursing workforce development a priority in the final negotiations on the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...
9/21/2007 - Letter from nursing community to Representative McCarthy thanking her for introducing The Increasing Opportunities for Nurses and Nurse Faculty Act of 2007
9/11/2007 - Letter from nursing community to Senators Harkin and Specter urging them to oppose efforts to diminish respiratory protections for health care workers in the FY 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act
8/27/2007 - ANNA provides comments to the National Quality Forum on the National Voluntary Consensus Standards for End Stage Renal Disease Care, 2007
8/26/2007 - ANNA's written submission to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Joint Meeting of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee regarding erythropoeisis-stimulating...
8/20/2007 - ANNA responds to recent controversies on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents
7/06/2007 - Letter from ANNA to Senator Byron Dorgan, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Representative Timothy Murphy thanking them for cosponsoring the Kidney Care Quality and Education Act of 2007
7/03/2007 - Letter from ANNA to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities Proposed Rule about having a registered nurse present when patients are being treated
6/27/2007 - White Paper: The Work Environment, Nursing Staffing, and Outcomes in Hemodialysis Settings
6/26/2007 - Written testimony submitted by Kidney Care Partners to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee during a public hearing on safety concerns regarding the dosing of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs), variations in utilization of...
6/25/2007 - Letter from ANNA to Senator Carolyn McCarthy thanking her for introducing the Nurse Faculty Higher Education Act (H.R. 2384) and the Teacher and Nurse Support Act (H.R. 2621
4/30/2007 - ANNA provides written testimony to the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services Subcommittee regarding funding for nursing and nephrology related programs in FY 2008
4/11/2007 - Letter from nursing community to Senate and House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittees requesting $200 million for the Nursing Workforce Development programs at the Health Resources and Services...
4/05/2007 - Kidney Care Partners issue statement on managing anemia in patients with kidney disease
4/02/2007 - ANNA responds to FDA black box warning on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents
3/30/2007 - ANNA provides written testimony to the House, Labor Health, and Human Services Subcommittee regarding funding for nursing and nephrology related programs in FY 2008
2/28/2007 - Letter from ANNA and other health care organizations to House and Senate Budget Committee Membersurging them to provide the largest possible funding level for public health care programs under the FY 2008 Budget Resolution
2/25/2007 - Letter from the Coalition for Health Funding, which includes ANNA, to Members of Congress urging them to increase funding for public health in Fiscal Year 2008
1/12/2007 - Letter from the Health Professions & Nursing Education Coalition, which includes ANNA, to the Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations requesting increased funding for Title VII health professions programs in FY 2007
1/03/2007 - Letter from ANNA and other health care organizations to key Congressional leaders urging them to provide an additional $2 billion for the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill in the final FY 2007 continuing resolution above the FY 2006...
12/13/2006 - ANNA endorses AACN Standards for Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments
12/04/2006 - Letter from Friends of the Health Resources and Services Administration Coalition, including ANNA, to Members of Congress urging them to provide at least $7.5 billion for services funded through HRSA in the FY 07 Labor-HHS-Education...
11/27/2006 - Letter from ANNA to the Alabama Department of Public Health regarding proposed amendments to Rule Number 420-5-5-.03 Patient Care (of the ESRD and Treatment Center rules) that would require an ESRD facility to have Advanced Cardiac Life...
11/01/2006 - Letter to the Chairs of the Senate and House of Representatives Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittees requesting the highest possible allocation for Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute...
10/10/2006 - Letter to CMS from ANNA and other organizations requesting modifications to the Medicare payment database so that it will capture nurse practitioner specialty-specific data
9/14/2006 - ANNA meets with CMS representatives to discuss the progress of the Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities Proposed Rules and to provide additional input about the role of RNs in the delivery of care to ESRD patients
8/22/2006 - Letter from ANNA to members of the Senate Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee expressing disappointment in inadequate funding for the nursing workforce programs at the Health Resources and Services...
7/23/2006 - Letter from ANNA to Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, thanking him for the Troops to Nurse Teachers Program amendment to the Senate FY 2007 Defense Authorization bill
7/18/2006 - ANNA responds to the Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) / United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) regarding policy proposals
7/14/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other organizations to the Senate Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee regarding funding for the HRSA nursing workforce programs in FY 2007
7/10/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other organizations to the Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies requesting full funding for the health professions education programs in the FY 2007 budget
7/06/2006 - ANNA response to JCAHO Field Review: Organ Transplant Center Certification
7/05/2006 - Letter from ANNA to members of the House Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee expressing disappointment in inadequate funding for the nursing workforce programs at the Health Resources and Services...
6/12/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other organizations to the House Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee requesting funding for Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2007
6/07/2006 - ANNA and other health care professional organizations issue statement urging cooperative patient care and opposing Scope of Practice Partnership and AMA Resolution 814
6/06/2006 - Letter from the Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief, of which ANNA is a member, to the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies requesting at least $175 million in funding for...
6/02/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other organizations to the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies requesting a significant investment in Nursing Workforce Development programs in FY 2007
6/01/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other organizations to the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies requesting a programmatic increase of $7,000,000 for telehealth programs and activities in FY 2007
5/25/2006 - Letter from Kidney Care Partners (of which ANNA is a member) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding implementation of the EPO Monitoring Policy
5/25/2006 - Letter from ANNA and other specialty nursing associations to members of the House and Senate Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee requesting support for a funding level of $175 million in fiscal year...
5/25/2006 - Letter to members of the House Labor Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee requesting support for increased funding in Fiscal Year 2007 for programs to help ensure an adequate nursing workforce as well...
5/22/2006 - ANNA submits comments to BearingPoint Inc. regarding the Proposed Medication Measures for CKD/ESRD