• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • Clinical Care OptionsNew for GAPNA members: Clinical Care Options

    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment of Heart Failure in Older Adults" is the latest program offered.

    In this interactive Webcast, expert faculty review the challenges of managing older adults with HF, including diagnosis, staging, and developing individualized management plans.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"

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CRNPs to Initiate Home Health Orders

By Robin Kaufman

We have exciting news in Maryland!

CRNPs will be able to initiate home health orders independently for Medicare patients as of January 1, 2020. I am currently working on disseminating information on these changes and changes to billing for home health.

The President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland, Beverly Lang, and I are planning to have a joint meeting in late January or early February for our membership to get this important info out as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation is applying for grants for education and data collection in our state. They hope to provide research about decreasing hospital admissions with the implementation of this program.

Robin Kaufman, CRNP