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Advocacy for Vulnerable Patients: How Grassroots Organizations Can Influence Health Care Policy

Ann Christopher, Mary MSN, RN, FAAN; Duhl, Judith MSW; J. Rosati, Robert PhD; M. Sheehan, Kathleen MA

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: March 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 3 - p 66-69
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000461810.34602.58
Policy and Politics

Using case studies to make the case for home health reimbursement.

Mary Ann Christopher, president of Christopher THC Consulting, served as chair of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America Public Policy Council and president and chief executive officer of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. At the time of this writing, Judith Duhl was senior vice president for government affairs at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Robert J. Rosati is vice president of quality and research at the VNA Health Group. Kathleen M. Sheehan is director of federal affairs at the American College of Cardiology. Contact author: Robert J. Rosati, robert.rosati@vnahg.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Policy and Politics is coordinated by Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP: pulcinjo@gwu.edu.

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