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ANNA Provides Comments to CMS Regarding Proposed Rule to Update Payment Policies for ESRD PPS and QIP

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1674-P) that would update payment policies for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2018.

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New White Paper Highlights Nurses' Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

Posted on Aug 05, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Nurses Association recently released a white paper outlining how nurses can optimize antibiotic use and provide safer, better patient care.

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CMS Proposes 2018 Policy and Payment Rate Changes for ESRD Facilities

Posted on Jun 30, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1674-P) that would update payment policies for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2018.

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Online Spanish Medical Terminology CE Program Now Available

Posted on Jun 07, 2017

The ANNA Online Library features a new program entitled Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals. This interactive, self-paced online course is designed to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. The course includes three modules: (1) Spanish 101: The Basics, (2) Visiting the Medical Office, and (3) In the Examination Room.

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Update on Transmission of Candida auris in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on May 23, 2017

On May 19, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Candida auris (C. auris) cases identified in U.S. healthcare facilities through May 2017. C. auris is an emerging fungal infection that presents a global health threat because it causes serious infections, is often drug-resistant, and spreads in healthcare settings. In June 2016, CDC released the first clinical alert about C.

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