Professional News

NIH Awards Grant for Implantable Artificial Kidney

Posted on Nov 05, 2015

The National Institutes of Health awarded a grant to investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) to develop an implantable artificial kidney. According to one of the principal investigators, Dr.

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CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD PPS and QIP (CMS-1628-F)

Posted on Oct 29, 2015

On October 29, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule 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, 2016.

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CMS Launches New ACO Dialysis Model

Posted on Oct 07, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the participants for the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model, a new accountable care organization (ACO) model. In the CEC Model, dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other providers have joined together to form ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) to coordinate care for ESRD beneficiaries.

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Kidney and Nursing Communities Respond to CMS Proposed Rule Regarding ESRD Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program

Posted on Aug 25, 2015

On July 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update and make revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendary year (CY) 2016 and set forth requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program for CY 2016.

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Interview with ANNA President Cindy Richards: Examining Nurses’ Place in Chronic Disease Management and Prevention

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

In an interview for Johnson & Johnson's "Campaign for Nursing's Future," ANNA President Cindy Richards discusses the unique relationship that develops between nurses and patients with a chronic condition like kidney disease. Nurses have the opportunity to provide more in-depth patient education, build stronger patient-nurse relationships over time, and empower patients and their families to manage their condition.

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