Professional News

NAM Releases National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being

Posted on Jun 25, 2022

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Clinician Well-Being Collaborative unveiled a national plan to support health workforce well-being on June 24. 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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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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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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Addressing the Challenges of a Growing Demand for Home Dialysis Therapies

Posted on May 04, 2022

An article in the March/April 2022 issue of Nephrology Nursing Journal explores the challenges currently facing nephrology nurses and the larger nephrology community as the landscape for kidney replacement therapies changes. The End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model, an aspect of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative that incentivizes increases in home dialysis therapies, is being implemented amid a strained nursing workforce.

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CMS Proposed Rule Would Extend Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Individuals with a Kidney Transplant

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

On April 22, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-4199-P) to implement sections of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) that would simplify Medicare enrollment rules and extend coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for certain beneficiaries.

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