Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
Nurses play a key role in dialysis and transplant patient care, going back to the establishment of the first artificial kidney center in Seattle in 1962.
Nephrology nursing is projected to grow an astounding 26% over the next decade, driven by the increase in chronic kidney disease and need for dialysis.
In honor of Nephrology Nurses Week, we wanted to give readers a peak into the daily life of nephrology nurses.
Agency has issued blanket waivers to unburden providers and opened a special enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries to get or change coverage.
Dialysis companies caring for patients in North and South Carolina and Georgia have reopened most clinics after combating torrential rain and flooding from Hurricane Florence.
As part of the HHS push to align healthcare fraud laws with value-based care, the OIG opened a comment period to discuss changes to the anti-kickback statute.
The lack of electronic health record interoperability and sharing of patient data continue to be major barriers to value-based care in Medicare.
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