On February 19, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched CMS: Beyond the Policy, a new podcast highlighting updates and changes to policies and programs. Created as a new method to explain the agency’s policies and programs, the first episode of the podcast focuses on evaluation and management coding. New episodes will be released periodically and will welcome a range of subject matter experts.
March 10-16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. The focus this year is on improving safety in the ambulatory setting. A free webcast entitled Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital will be held on March 13, 2019.
In conjunction with World Kidney Day on March 14, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition are presenting a webinar on optimal vascular access.
With the alarming spike in climate-related disasters, nurses are on the front-lines of patient care. Nursing Economic$ gathered many of the country’s top nursing experts and environmental scientists in a special journal issue to present the sobering data – including government reports, recent studies, and scientific analyses – and release an urgent call to action for nurses to educate themselves and advocate for immediate change.
KDIGO is seeking to refine and revise the nomenclature used to describe kidney disease. KDIGO plans to work with researchers, clinicians, journal editors, journal managers, patients, and thought leaders to create a patient-centered and precise glossary of terms related to kidney disease to promote greater uniformity in medical practice, research, and public health.