On August 30 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is establishing the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) in response to the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.
September is National Preparedness Month. Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) observes National Preparedness Month. FEMA and various local, state, and federal agencies emphasize the importance of promoting family and community disaster and emergency planning during this month and throughout the year. The theme for National Preparedness Month 2021 is Prepare to Protect.
National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week is October 11-16. The National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) designates the second full week in October each year to recognize technicians for the valuable contributions they make to the nephrology field. Thank you to all technicians for your dedication and contributions to patient care and safety! Click below for more information and to download a poster and other resources you can share in your facility.
On July 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1749-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2022.
A new podcast series from the National Academy of Medicine explores practical strategies for the nursing profession to advance health equity. The eight-part series features stories and experiences of frontline nurses and other health experts from a wide range of settings.