Check out the Capitol Hill Update for the latest legislative and regulatory news and activities in Washington, DC. The weekly 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.
On October 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates 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, 2018.
The month of November is a time to recognize, support, and empower family caregivers. The theme for National Family Caregivers Month 2017 is “Caregiving Around the Clock.” As a nurse, you have likely shared your nursing expertise with family caregivers, or you may have assumed the role of caregiver within your own family. The following resources are available to facilitate healthcare professionals’ support of family caregivers.
ANNA is partnering with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to train nurses in infection prevention and control.
On September 26, 2017, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (S.870). Kidney Care Partners (KCP) applauded the Senate for passing this bill, which will improve access to quality care and expand treatment choice for individuals with kidney disease..