Professional News

CMS to Host Call on ESRD QIP / Calendar Year 2020 ESRD PPS Final Rule (January 14, 2020)

Posted on Dec 12, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Learning Network will host a call on January 14, 2020 (2:00–3:00 pm ET) to review the finalized proposals for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) in the Calendar Year 2020 ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) Final Rule (

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Free Webinar: Bloodstream Infections, Dialysis Wall Boxes, and Lessons Learned (December 10, 2019)

Posted on Nov 27, 2019

Making Dialysis Safer CoalitionThe Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition will host an educational webinar entitled Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Bloodstream Infections, Wall Boxes, and Lessons Learned

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AHRQ Releases New Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit

Posted on Nov 13, 2019

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new resource to help facilities develop or strengthen antibiotic stewardship programs and improve patient outcomes.

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CDC Creates Online Opioid Training Resource for Nurses

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released a new module in the interactive series, Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. The newest module, entitled "A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices," explores how nurses can support the implementation of the CDC Guideline through risk mitigation strategies, quality improvement practices, patient communication techniques, and care coordination.

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CMMI to Host Webinar Series on Kidney Care Choices Model

Posted on Nov 07, 2019

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.

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