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Treating Sleep Apnea with CPAP Therapy is Associated with Lower Risk of Heart Problems

Penn Nursing’s Amy Sawyer, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Sleep & Health Behavior in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, is co-lead investigator for a study showing that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. The findings were published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep and were presented as a poster during Virtual SLEEP 2021.

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Advocating Reimbursement Parity for Nurse Practitioners

The current Medicare reimbursement policy for nurse practitioners (NPs) allows NPs to directly bill Medicare for services that they perform, but they are reimbursed at only 85% of the physician rate. A growing number of states are granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners. Even more states have loosened practice restrictions due to COVID-19. Both of these reasons illustrate why payment parity is essential.

Krista Pinola Appointed Chair of the Penn Nursing Board of Advisors

Effective July 1, 2021, Krista Pinola (NU’86) will be appointed as Chair of the School of Nursing Board of Advisors. Andie Laporte, sitting chair, and Dean Antonia M. Villarruel unanimously endorsed this appointment in consultation with the Office of the University Secretary, and with the approval of President Amy Gutmann, David Cohen, and Scott Bok – outgoing/incoming Chairs of the Board of Trustees (respectively). Krista will follow Andie Laporte’s successful tenure as Chair.