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In this article, fellows Arpita Basu, MD, MPH, and Rob Rope, MD, address the advantages and disadvantages of mandating procedural competency in nephrology fellowship.

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TOD IBRAHIM

I’m curious, when did you decide to become a nephrologist?

An interview with Leslie Trigg, President and CEO of Outset Medical

 

A new CMS regulation that would potentially curtail third party payments for insurance for dialysis patients has been delayed by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas.

Medical care in the United States is poised to undergo one of the most comprehensive transformations in the past 50 years, prodded by ever-rising costs and poor population health performance. To address these and other challenges, Congress—with support from President Barack Obama—passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in 2015.

Kidney care in the United States is undergoing a rapid transformation as the primary payer, Medicare, moves from volume-based, fee-for-service payment systems to value-based payment systems. Nearly 50% of current CMS payments are based on value delivered, and by 2020 this is likely to be over 90%.

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