Professional News

Unsafe Injection Practices Put Patients at Risk

Posted on Dec 28, 2012

An article in USA Today spotlights the risk of unsafe injection practices. Don't put your patient's health at risk by re-entering single use vials. USA Today reports: "Since 2001, more than 150,000 patients nationwide have been victims of unsafe injection practices, and two-thirds of those risky shots were administered in just the past 4 years, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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Change in Payment Practices for Acute Kidney Injury Patients

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

ANNA is participating with several other kidney community groups in talking with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about recent changes in Medicare payment practices specific to outpatient treatment of acute kidney injury patients.

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ANNA Becomes Pioneer Member of Kidney Health Initiative

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

ANNA recently became a “pioneer member” of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a collaborative group of stakeholders in the kidney community seeking to help foster optimum therapies for diseases that affect the kidney.

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Medical Calculator App Available to Assist Clinicians

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

Need to calculate an eGFR, determine a Kt/V, or calculate peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy? A new “Calculate” app can help! The app provides a vast number of calculations and decision trees within the field of nephrology as well as other specialty areas, including cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, and more. The app is an excellent tool for use by the bedside nurse.

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CMS Releases Final Rule Regarding the ESRD Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Final Rule for the Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Bad Debt Reductions for all Medicare Providers. This final rule updates and makes revisions to the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013.

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