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‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative Aims to Transform Care Delivery for Americans with Kidney Disease

Posted on Aug 13, 2019

NEW! Session on Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative Added to 2019 ANNA Nephrology Nursing Practice, Management, & Leadership Conference

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Nurse-Led CKD Management Programs Improve Quality of Care

Posted on Aug 08, 2019

The Primary-Secondary Care Partnership to Improve Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease, a study conducted in the United Kingdom, examined whether nurse-led chronic kidney disease (CKD) management programs improve outcomes in patients with CKD in primary care.

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CMS Proposes 2020 Policy and Payment Rate Changes for ESRD Facilities

Posted on Aug 07, 2019

On July 29, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1713-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, 2020. This rule also:

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See What's New This Week in Washington, DC

Posted on Aug 07, 2019

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.

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NASEM Releases New Report: Criteria for Selecting the Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2030

Posted on Aug 06, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) charged the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to convene an ad hoc committee to assist in the development of Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) for Healthy People 2030. In its first report, the committee discusses the background materials relevant to the charge and makes recommendations regarding the criteria for selecting LHIs.

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