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A Message from OAAPN President, Amanda Rumpke

A Message from OAAPN President, Amanda Rumpke

"Following our recent celebration of Nurses Week, I found myself reflecting on how far we have come as a profession as well as all the many best practices nurses have developed that enable safe, quality patient care around the globe. From handwashing to mitigating...

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Mid Year Update on OAAPN’s Legislative Work in 2024

Mid Year Update on OAAPN’s Legislative Work in 2024

Over the past year, GRC has been busy working with lobbyists, stakeholders, and legislators. Our largest accomplishments have been:  The introduction of SB 196: Global Signature Authority, sponsored by Senator Roegner. We have participated in and followed extensive...

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OAAPN’s Reimbursement Achievements in 2023

OAAPN’s Reimbursement Achievements in 2023

2023 Accomplishments:   Provided billing and coding education at the statewide conference Provided member updates on billing and coding, including new E/M rules for 2024 and split-shared billing. Worked with the Ohio Department of Health to improve communication with...

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to changing Ohio law to allow APRNs the ability to provide the best possible health care to Ohioans. Full Practice Authority is defined as the “collection of state practice and licensure laws that allow APRNs to evaluate patients, diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, initiate and manage treatments – including prescribe medications – under the exclusive licensure authority of the state board of nursing.”

We have come a long way in the last decade, however Ohio’s APRNs continue to be restricted by outdated state practice regulations. OAAPN is the voice of over 16,000 APRNs in Ohio – we all need to pull together to ensure that APRNs can practice at the highest level of their education, training and certification.

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I believe that it is important to be engaged with other advanced practice nurses in improving not only our profession, but improving patient care along the way.

Bethany Parsell

Director of Reimbursement, OAAPN

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Kelly Shank

Immediate Past President, OAAPN

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