In The News

ANA President Video with MSNBC

March 10, 2017

As you know, ANA delivered a Congressional letter and issued a statement to the media this week stating our opposition the House Republicans’ health reform legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). More than two dozen national publications and TV news outlets have cited ANA in stories and interviews about the health care groups that oppose AHCA, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Politico, NBC News, Medscape and CNN. 

Earlier today, ANA President Pam Cipriano appeared on MSNBC with host Ali Velshi (see video below) and on Tuesday ANA was mentioned on CNN by host Don Lemon (see video below). We wanted to share this news coverage with you to illustrate the incredible impact of nurses! ANA will continue to work to ensure that nurses’ voices are heard during these important discussions about health care.

MSNBC Video Clip (Interview with ANA President Pam Cipriano)

Ali Velshi interview

March 10, 2017



SAMHSA MAT Prescribing: Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Update

February 28, 2017

This week, SAMHSA launched a new webpage explaining how nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can begin prescribing the opioid-addiction medication buprenorphine. Prior to prescribing, NPs and PAs need to complete a 24-hour training and apply for a DATA-waiver. NPs and PAs who successfully complete the required training and DATA-waiver application will be able to treat up to 30 patients. Find out more about SAMHSA’s training requirements and waiver application process here.


Managing Smart Pump Alarms: A Patient Safety Program at Palomar Health:  February 13 webinar

February 6, 2017

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) and the AAMI Foundation are working together to offer a series of complimentary Patient Safety seminars to highlight how hospitals are addressing patient safety issues related to complex healthcare technology and in particular, infusion therapy.  Their initial webinar on managing smart pump alarms will be held Monday, Feb 13, 2017, 12-1 pm Eastern; to register:  Archived slide presentations will be available through AAMI’s Infusion Therapy Safety site:



9Health Fair Seeking Volunteers

February 1, 2017

9Health Fair is looking for individuals to contribute their medical skills to the community fairs that have been offered to Coloradans for 37 years.  If you are an RN, PA, MD or have other medical licensure AND you enjoy helping people with preventative care and health education than this could be the right volunteer opportunity for you

 Please contact Alexandra Andrews at [email protected] or 303-996-0989 to learn more about what you can do to help our health driven mission.

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Department of Health Care Policy and Financing launches  new Claims Payment System

February 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017, the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) will launch a new Claims Payment System, the Colorado interChange, for processing payments for services rendered on behalf of Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) members. In addition, the new Provider Web Portal will launch February 6, 2017, and a new Pharmacy Benefits Management System (Pharmacy Point of Sale system) will launch February 25, 2017. This will not only be a transition to new systems, but to new vendors and new processes, as well. 

The Department has created this guide to help inform and prepare providers for these changes. This document contains general guidelines for our providers and is not intended to provide comprehensive guidance for every situation.

You can find the guide click here.

Please share with your networks. 

Thank you!



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