Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The update includes an overview of current activities on Capitol Hill that are of interest to the nursing and kidney care communities, including the Congressional schedule, legislative and regulatory updates, events, articles of interest, etc.
ANNA has heard from organizations and providers across the United States about the dire need for nephrology staff to care for patients with kidney failure (including dialysis) in COVID-19 hot spots. ANNA has developed a tool to identify areas in need of nephrology nurses, advanced practice nurses, and patient care technicians.
On July 6, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1732-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021.
The Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety Initiative will offer an educational webinar entitled Targeting Zero Infections: Standardizing the Blood Culture Collection Process in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility on July 9, 2020 (12:00 noon ET). This complimentary webinar will provide an overview of newly developed suggestions for standardizing the collection of blood cultures in the outpatient hemodialysis facility.