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Medical Calculator App Available to Assist Clinicians

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

Need to calculate an eGFR, determine a Kt/V, or calculate peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy? A new “Calculate” app can help! The app provides a vast number of calculations and decision trees within the field of nephrology as well as other specialty areas, including cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, and more. The app is an excellent tool for use by the bedside nurse.

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CMS Releases Final Rule Regarding the ESRD Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program

Posted on Nov 03, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Final Rule for the Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Bad Debt Reductions for all Medicare Providers. This final rule updates and makes revisions to the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013.

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Nephrology Nurses Can Help Stem the Tide of Diabetes

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

cover2012-2013 ANNA President Glenda Payne has written an article on the role of the nephrology nurse in helping patients prevent and control diabetes. The article was printed in "Conquering Diabetes," a special June 29 supplement published by Media Planet for the Miami Herald.

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