Professional News

CMS Proposes Changes to 2023 Payment Policy for ESRD Facilities

Posted on Jun 22, 2022

On June 21, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1768-P) to update payment rates and policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2023.

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Resources to Support Patients on Home Dialysis

Posted on Jun 03, 2022

The Medical Education Institute has developed two new resources for nurses to support patients receiving home dialysis.

How to Talk to Patients About Home Dialysis: Four Steps for Professionals

This online guide provides tips for discussing home dialysis treatment options with patients.

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NAM to Release National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

Posted on Jun 01, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Clinician Well-Being Collaborative will unveil a national plan to support health workforce well-being on June 24 (11:00 am ET). The plan will enable leaders in health care and public health, government, payers, health information technology, education, professional societies, and healthcare workers to cultivate a health system to better support care providers and patient care.

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Project Firstline: Infection Prevention and Control Resources for Nurses

Posted on Jun 01, 2022

ANNA is partnering with the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other organizations to disseminate resources on infection prevention and control (IPC) to nurses and other front-line health professionals through an initiative entitled Project Firstline. This initiative features an interactive series of free online tools and courses that provide nurses with training and information about IPC.

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Call for Comments: Human-Centered Design Toolkit for Kidney Failure

Posted on May 13, 2022

The Kidney Health Initiative has released a draft of the Human-Centered Design Toolkit for Kidney Failure, a resource that provides those developing kidney replacement therapies with empathy tools to facilitate interactions with people with kidney failure, enable market segmentation, and provide a framework for a customer requirements document.

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