Policy

January 30, 2015

What is MACRA? What does it mean to you and your practice? What is ASN doing to make sure the new payment system really works?

Read the letter from ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN here. http://www.asn-online.org/policy/webdocsMACRARFI-ASN-Comments.pdf

Learn more about MACRA here

 

January 30, 2015

The dust is still settling from the election of November 4, 2014, when Republicans gained control of both chambers of Congress. Whether a Republican Congress and a Democratic administration can work together to address the many domestic and foreign challenges confronting the country today is one of the biggest questions as we head into 2015.

January 30, 2015

This month leaders from ASN and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will join kidney patients on Capitol Hill and continue their leadership in pushing forward the Living Donor Protection Act. Help ASN make a difference  and make your voice heard https://www.asn-online.org/policy/lac.aspx

January 30, 2015

ASN provides input on potential options for a bill to improve care for people with chronic conditions. 

January 30, 2015

In an unprecedented show of support, 35 kidney organizations have joined ASN and ASPN in urging the US Congress to increase kidney research funding in 2017. http://www.asn-online.org/policy/webdocsniddk2017signon.pdf

January 7, 2015

Check this easy-to-use map to learn more about the burden of kidney disease in your state.  

December 23, 2014

Keep up with the news that is most useful to your professional life. Use the Talk Back link (upper right corner of your screen) to send suggestions for topics you want covered in this section.

 

December 19, 2014

Investing in kidney research is crucial to improving clinical outcomes of Americans with kidney disease and the cost-effectiveness of kidney care.

Please bolster kidney research funding by an additional $1.5 billion ($150 million over 10 years) for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

December 19, 2014

Every day ASN volunteers and staff address the most critical issues in healthcare on behalf of patients with kidney disease and the professionals who advance their care. Learn more about issues at the top of ASN's priority list here. These priorities include pushing forward the Living Donor Protection Act, helping legislators understand why more funding for kidney research is vital to improving care, and crafting policies that will improve care of patients with chronic diseases.

December 31, 1969

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeks to encourage innovation and patient safety in kidney disease through its collaborative partnership with the kidney community.

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