TIP: AAPACN Curriculum Development Specialist, Denise Winzeler, Contributed to CDC White Paper with LTC/PAC Workgroup

The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) is a federal advisory committee chartered to provide advice and guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the practice of infection control and strategies for surveillance, …

AAPACN Joins Other Healthcare Associations Urging Congress to Support the “SAFE TO WORK Act”

AAPACN, along with dozens of healthcare organizations, urge Congress to support the timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions contained in S. 4317, the “SAFE TO WORK Act.” These crucial protections would safeguard healthcare workers, providers, and facilities, as well as businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions against unfair lawsuits …

AAPACN Advocacy Agenda Supports the LTPAC Nursing Profession During the COVID-19 Crisis

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has been the nearly singular focus for AAPACN and our members over the last few months. We have closely communicated with members to understand the needs and challenges of long-term and post-acute care professionals during this time and developed a lengthy roster of tools, tips, and …

Advocating for Change: ICD-10 Mapping, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Decreases, and COVID-19

Rulemaking is the result of an extensive process. First, CMS proposes a change and allows for a comment period. After reviewing the submitted comments, CMS publishes the final rule. As a professional association, the American Association of Post-Acute Nursing (AAPACN) represents our members through collaboration and advocacy during this process. …

AAPACN CEO Attends NASEM Town Hall to Discuss Future of Nursing

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) hosted a Town Hall meeting in Chicago, IL on Friday, June 7 as part of the Future of Nursing: 2020-2030 project. The Future of Nursing project aims to “chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a …

Skilled Nursing News Hosts First Annual Summit

AAPACN President and CEO, Tracey Moorhead, attended Skilled Nursing News’ (SNN’s) inaugural, half-day Summit in Chicago on June 6. The event attracted more than 250 skilled nursing leaders representing providers, investors, technology innovators, and business solutions. Panels addressed Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) preparedness, merger and acquisition activity, and Skilled Nursing …