A.S.P.E.N. Public Policy and Advocacy
The goal for the A.S.P.E.N. Public Policy and Advocacy program is to advocate on behalf of the field of nutrition support to improve clinician experience and patient outcomes. Our strategic objectives include addressing healthcare and regulatory issues affecting members and patients and participating in healthcare policy initiatives to promote optimal nutrition support. A.S.P.E.N.’s scope includes high priority issues pertaining to nutrition support, including working in coalition with other like-minded organizations, as appropriate. Our advocacy objectives include working with the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch (HHS, NIH, regulatory agencies, CMS, AHRQ), public/private groups and the courts (amicus briefs).
Specific Program Objectives:
|Improve the quality and safety of all patients/consumers receiving nutrition support;
||Write letters to US legislators to support S. 959, the Pharmaceutical
Compounding Quality and Accountability Act. Call to action
|Promote increasing supply of PN drug components that are in shortage
||Write letters to your US legislators telling them about PN drug shortages. Call to action
|Advocare for fair reimbursement to ensure that beneficiaries of government funded health programs receive the highest quality nutrition support care
||Watch for reintroduction of the Medicare Home Infusion Coverage Act later in this legislative session.
A.S.P.E.N. Public Policy Agenda
Call to Action
Advocacy and Public Policy Awards
Barney Sellers Public Policy Award
Public Policy Resources