Professional News

2020: Year of the Nurse

Posted on Jan 11, 2020

The World Health Assembly has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to advance nurses’ vital role in transforming health care around the world.

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CMS Requests Feedback on Scope of Practice for Nonphysician Providers: Comments Due January 17, 2020

Posted on Jan 07, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking additional input and recommendations regarding elimination of specific Medicare regulations that require more stringent supervision than existing state scope of practice laws, or that limit health professionals from practicing at the top of their license.

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Call for Technical Expert Panel Members: Development of Quality Measure to Assess Delay in CKD Progression

Posted on Jan 03, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) to develop a quality measure related to delay in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Call for Comments: KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Diabetes in CKD

Posted on Dec 22, 2019

The KDIGO 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline on the Management of Diabetes in CKD is available for public review. This guideline is intended for caregivers who refer or manage patients with diabetes and CKD. You are invited to review the document in its entirety, or restrict your review and comments to your areas of expertise. KDIGO is accepting comments on this document until January 20, 2020.

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Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation

Posted on Dec 18, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took steps to increase the availability of organs for Americans on waitlists for organ transplants.

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