Professional News

CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2019 (CMS-1691-F)

Posted on Nov 01, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that:

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KDIGO Releases New Guideline on Hepatitis C in CKD

Posted on Oct 08, 2018

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released an update to its Prevention, Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C in Chronic Kidney Disease guidelines, replacing the version first published by the group in 2008. The new guidelines include the latest recommendations on:

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Free Webinars Available to Aid Nurses in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Posted on Aug 04, 2016

ANNA has joined an initiative to educate and empower all nurses in combatting America’s opioid use and overdose epidemic through free continuing education. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more people die each day from overdoses than from car crashes, and the majority of these overdoses are from prescription drugs. At the same time, the amount of opioids prescribed and sold in the US has quadrupled since 1999, yet the amount of pain Americans reported has not changed.

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CMS Hosts Call on ESRD QIP Payment Years 2017 and 2018 Final Rule

Posted on Dec 22, 2014

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a National Provider Call on January 21, 2015 (2:00–3:30 pm) to provide an overview of the Final Rule (published November 6, 2014) that operationalized the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for Payment

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Kidney Care Partners Shares Information about Quality Initiatives to Reduce Dialysis Mortality

Posted on Oct 24, 2013

ANNA is a partner in the Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care (PEAK). This voluntary quality improvement campaign was initiated by Kidney Care Partners and the kidney community to reduce mortality among first-year dialysis patients on a national level.

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