The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will host three webinars to introduce the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Kidney Care First and Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting Model Options and review the application process.
On September 25, 2019, the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition hosted an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Innovative Approaches to Hand Hygiene
December 1-7, 2019, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, the week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.
On October 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates 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, 2020.
On October 28, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Act of 2019 (H.R. 728). This bipartisan legislation helps to ensure a robust and diverse nursing pipeline, especially in rural and underserved areas, by reauthorizing the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (authorized under Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 296 et. seq]).