The AANSA ensures this group of advanced nurses have representation and a voice in the development of health policy.
In 2012, AANSA submitted a Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) application requesting for the Medical Benefits Schedule to include PNSAs.
The credentialing process for New Zealand Nurse Practitioners-Perioperative is probably more comprehensive than the AANSA credentialing.
Since their inception AANSA has been proactive in a resolution for the out of pocket expenses patients incur through the use of a perioperative nurse entrepreneur.
In 2013 AANSA brokered an agreement with WorkCover Queensland to gain a WorkCover Queensland provider number and access to payment through WorkCover Queensland for surgical services for the nurse surgical assistant related to WorkCover Queensland patients.
AANSA is currently on a pathway to formal credentialing of the nurse surgical assistant role in Australia.
In 2012 AANSA submitted an application to the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) to gain access to the MBS for the perioperative nurse entrepreneur for surgical assisting services.
In 2015 AANSA executive met with MBS Representatives from the Medicare Finance and Listings Branch and the Medicare Reviews Unit.
In 2016 AANSA submitted an application to the MBS Taskforce Review for access to MBS remuneration for surgical assisting services.