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ERIC Number: ED558471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The Role of the School Nurse. Position Statement
Combe, Laurie G.; Sharpe, Susan; Feeser, Cynthia Jo; Ondeck, Lynnette; Fekaris, Nina
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) serves a vital role in the delivery of health care to our nation's students within the healthcare system reshaped by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This law presents an opportunity to transform the healthcare system through three primary goals: expanding access, improving quality and reducing cost (U. S. Government Printing Office, 2010). School nurses stand at the forefront of this system change and continue to provide evidence-based, quality interventions and preventive care that, according to recent studies, actually save healthcare dollars (Wang et al., 2014). NASN supports the concept that school nursing services receive the same financial parity as other healthcare providers to improve overall health outcomes, including insurance reimbursement for services provided to students. [This document replaces the Position Statement "Health Care Reform" (Adopted June 2006, Revised June 2010).]
National Association of School Nurses. 8484 Georgia Avenue Suite 420, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 866-627-6767; Tel: 240-821-1130; Fax: 301-585-1791; Web site: http://www.nasn.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Association of School Nurses