Health Policy Tool Kit

The purpose of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) Health Policy Tool Kit is to educate, inform and enourage people to become involved in advocacy. Please use this information to take action to support rehabilitation nurses.

MedPAC Report to Congress

MedPAC is an independent agency established to advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare Program. MedPAC issues reports in March and June each year.

2016 MedPAC Report

The following Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report was submitted to Congress on June 15, 2016.

Complete report

Technical Expert Panels

Learn about opportunities to engage with CMS in the measure development process.

Technical Expert Panels PowerPoint

Technical Expert Panel FAQ

Other Resources

ARN Legislative Tracking Chart
View the latest developments in legislation impacting ARN.

ARN 114th Congress Legislative Scorecard
A list of bills that ARN supports and the members of Congresss during the 114th Congress that have signed on as cosponsors. Legislative scoredcards are one way ARN members can hold their representatives and senators accountable for decisions made in the legislative process. Such scorecards can help indicate the support for rehabilitation nurses among members of Congress.

Budget and Appropriations Primer
An easy way to understand how legislation and programs are funded.

FY 2017 LHHS Funding Chart
A chart that specifically outlines funding levels for nursing programs. This is updated throughout the appropriations process so that you are aware of increases and cuts to programs pertinent to ARN.

Update on Healthcare Reform

Documents to help rehabilitation nurses navigate the Affordable Care Act.