AANP endorses VA scope of practice expansion; Melanoma cases doubled in past decades;

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> The American Association of Nurse Practitioners called on the Senate to pass a bill that would expand Veterans Affairs nurses' scope of practice. Announcement

> Melanoma cases doubled in the past three decades, according to  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Announcement

> The state of New Jersey is considering allowing 11 hospitals to perform elective, non-emergency angioplasties, NJ Spotlight reports. Article

Health Payer News

> Following the publication of Vanity Fair photos with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, the health insurance industry is discussing transgender issues as more insurers start paying for gender reassignment surgery, making it easier for this consumer population to access the expensive procedure. Article

> Experts predicted the popularity of short-term health insurance plans would drop after implementation of the Affordable Care Act but there is renewed interest in the coverage, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

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