Health Policy Activities Relevant to Rehabilitation Nursing

As part of its advocacy efforts, ARN routinely issues letters of comment addressing issues highlighted in the Health Policy Agenda. ARN is also frequently asked by organizations and coalitions to sign onto letters relevant to the rehabilitation and nursing communities.

Sign-on Letters

February 3, 2021 – Standalone – Request to Increase FY 2022 Funding for National Concussion Surveillance System (House and Senate)

January 29, 2021 – Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) – Welcome Letter to New House Appropriations Chairwoman

January 21, 2021 – Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) – Welcome Letter to 117th Congress (House and Senate)

December 28, 2020 – Standalone - ARN Comments on Extension of COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibilities

December 4, 2020 - Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) - Comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET)

November 24, 2020 – Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (HPNEC) – Letter on FY 2021 Funding Requests for Titles VII and VIII

November 20, 2020 – Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) – Letter on COVID-19 Policy Priorities

November 20, 2020 – Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) – Letter on FY 2021 Funding Request for Nursing Workforce and Development Programs and National Institute of Nursing Research

November 16, 2020 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) - Comments on the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research’s (NCMRR) Request for Information on the development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Rehabilitation Research Plan

October 29, 2020 - Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition - Letter in support of Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act (House and Senate)

October 16, 2020 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) - Letter in support of  Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act (House and Senate)

October 5, 2020 - Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) - Comments to CMS on CY 2021 Physican Fee Schedule proposed rule

October 2, 2020 - Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) - Letter to CMS requesting temporary coverage for certain telehealth services during the Public Health Emergency

September 14, 2020 - Standalone - Sign-on letter to Congress from NASHIA of FY 2021 funding for the National Concussions Surveillance System

September 11, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to Congressional Veterans' Affairs Committees in support of S. 997 - U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act (House and Senate)

September 8, 2020 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) - Letter to federal agencies on importance of focused disability and rehabilitation research regarding COVID-19 (NIH, HHS, and CDC Letters)

August 31, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Congratulations/welcome letter to Dr. Shannon Zenk, new Director of National Institute of Nursing Research

August 18, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to Congressional leaders reiterating priorities for future COVID-19 response legislation

July 29, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to Congressional leaders reiterating priorities for future COVID-19 response legislation

July 15, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to CMS requesting extension of certain COVID-19 waivers

July 15, 2020 - Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) - Letter to Congress on "reset" of IMPACT Act implementation timeline

June 23, 2020 - Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (NPNEC) - Letter to Congress requesting supplemental funding for Title VII and Title VIII programs during the COVID Public Health Emergency

June 22, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Follow-up letter reiterating FY 2021 appropriations request (House letter) (Senate Letter)

May 29, 2020 - Standalone - Joint letter to Congress with AAPM&R on liability protections for clinicians providing care during the Public Health Emergency

May 15, 2020 - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Coalition (DRRC) - Letter to HHS on disability status data collection related to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to Congressional leaders on additional priorities for future COVID-19 response legislation

April 6, 2020 -Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR) - Comments to CMS on CY 2021 and 2022 Medicare Advantage/Medicare Part D proposed rule

March 2, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - FY 2021 appropriations requests for Title VIII programs and National Institute of Nursing Research (House Letter)   (Senate Letter)

March 1, 2020 - Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition (NPNEC) - FY 2021 HPNEC Budget Blueprint for HRSA Workforce Development Programs

February 28, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Letter to Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee in support of S. 997-U.S. Cadet nurse Corps Service Recognition Act

January 17, 2020 - Nursing Community Coalition (NCC) - Comment to CMS on removing scope of practice barriers

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