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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%.

Infections are now neck and neck with cardiovascular complications as a primary reason for hospitalization and mortality among kidney patients receiving dialysis.

Endorsing a more diverse, inclusive, and global society, 93% of ASN Active Members recently approved the first revision of the society’s bylaws since 2006.

Data going back to the mid-1970s have suggested steady increases in the percentage of Americans with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). But that may be changing, as an updated data analysis finds no significant increase in CKD in the US adult population since the early 2000s, according to an updated analysis of population-based data.

Joel Kopple, MD

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Richard Glassock, MD

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