The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule, Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (PPS), Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (CMS-1526-F), on November 22, 2013.
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ANNA has earned Accreditation with Distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC Accreditation Program. ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum, design, and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like ANNA, meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated.
Over 1,000 nephrology professionals gathered in Las Vegas for ANNA's 44th National Symposium. Held April 2-24, 2013, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel, the symposium featured an exciting program full of educational and networking opportunities.
ANNA distributed a variety of nursing excellence awards, educational scholarships, and research grants to ANNA members and chapters during ANNA's 44th National Symposium in Las Vegas. Congratulations to these deserving members and chapters on their outstanding achievements! Click below for more information.
On July 2, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities paid under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013. The proposed rule also would strengthen incentives for improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients through improvements to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).