A new review reports the use of bundled payments resulted in reduced health expenditures and small, but inconsistent, effects on patient care measures. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study did not evaluate the Medicare ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) and largely examined non-nephrology care.

Are quality improvement interventions effective at reducing disparities in health care? It’s not clear, according to a recent literature review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Educating health professionals

Since its inception, ASN has committed resources and expertise to providing the best professional education in nephrology. In the last year, ASN:

For nearly 50 years, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has supported the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) efforts to certify nephrologists.

David H. Ellison


An expert on salt transport by the kidney will deliver the Robert W. Schrier Endowed Lectureship on the topic, “Salt-Losing Tubulopathies.”