On July 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1691-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019.
September is National Preparedness Month. Each September since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has observed National Preparedness Month. During the month, FEMA and various local, state, and federal agencies encourage U.S. residents to become better prepared for emergencies and disasters. National Preparedness Month 2018 focuses on planning, with the theme Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has released the third edition of Diabetes in America, a compilation and assessment of epidemiologic, public health, clinical, and clinical trial data on diabetes and its complications in the United States. The publication contains 42 chapters organized into three areas:
The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is launching two new project teams and is seeking individuals to serve on the following workgroups:
The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition and the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety will host an educational webinar entitled Targeting Zero Infections: Environmental Decontamination on June 19, 2018 (12:00 noon EDT).