Policy

October 15, 2016

The wait is over. ASN's David White introduces you to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), set in motion by Friday's release of the MACRA Final Rule.

October 6, 2016

MACRA: The Final Rule Will Be Released by November 1. ASN Policy and Communications Specialist David White provides a summary of options and first steps providers should be taking now.

September 23, 2016

Anti-rejection drugs help keep transplanted kidneys healthy: ASN is committed to ensuring patients receive lifetime access to this vital treatment.

September 18, 2016

MACRA: Queries and Quandaries

September 16, 2016

There are currently more than 100,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney, just in the U.S. Innovations in renal replacement therapy could be life-changing for thousands of patients waiting for transplants, or who are not good candidates for transplants.

September 2, 2016

MACRA: not just for providers. A look at the changing landscape from the health plan point of view.

August 7, 2016

The least connected counties in the US generally have the highest rates of chronic disease. Along with launching this mapping tool, the FCC has identified "critical need" counties.

July 21, 2016

CMS will soon begin posting an "overall" star rating system for hospitals. Today CMS released a data brief explaining more about the methodology behind this rating system.

July 14, 2016

Could the January 1, 2017 implementation date for MACRA be delayed? ASN and others have recommended postponing the start date, and CMS indicates a delay is possible.

July 10, 2016

MACRA is an acknowledged game changer -- what does it mean for nephrologists? The ASN policy team breaks down its recent response to the MACRA Proposed Rule, highlighting the key improvements necessary to better support clinicians and their ability to continue to provide the highest quality care to patients with kidney diseases.

 

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