News for Kidney Professionals

Note: Articles that focus on MACRA implementation are listed in italics.

Hospital merger mania continues throughout the country. http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/hospital-merger-mania-continues-throughout-country

Announcement - Targeting Zero Infections: A NTDS Webinar Event on May 23. http://www.kidneynews.org/careers/career-development/announcement-targeting-zero-infections-ntds-webinar-event-on-may-23

ISN World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City begins April 21-25. https://www.wcn2017.org/

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170320/NEWS/170329991

Duke makes organ transplants possible for Jehovah's witnesses, others. http://www.wral.com/duke-makes-organ-transplants-possible-for-jehovah-s-witnesses-others/16587988/

Mitochondria play a significant role in age-associated kidney diseases. http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mitochondria-play-a-significant-role-in-age-associated-kidney-disease/81254029

Trump administration proposed big cuts for medical research. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/16/520390147/trump-administration-proposes-big-cuts-in-medical-research

Two members of US Congress introduce Living Donor Protection Act. https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-herrera-beutler-introduce-bipartisan-living-donor-protection-act-protect-organ

Organ transplant programs spark crosstown rivalry. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170222/NEWS/170229976

MACRA QPP first performance period gets underway. https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/macra-quality-payment-programs-first-performance-period-gets-underway

Healthcare groups request delay in implementation of Stage 3 of meaningful use and advancing care information http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876129

Scientists open their labs to colleagues stranded by immigration ban. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/welcome-scientists-trump-immigration-ban/515418/?utm_source=atltw

Visas for doctors, scientists and patients explained. https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/31/visas-doctors-scientists-patients/

In organ transplantation, volume is king? http://www.ibj.com/articles/62241-hospital-systems-fight-for-pre-eminence-in-transplant-field

Scientists planning a march on Washington. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/scientists-march-dc-trnd/

Drugmakers manipulate orphan drug rules. http://khn.org/news/drugmakers-manipulate-orphan-drug-rules-to-create-prized-monopolies/

Trump takes office amid deep uncertainty re future of US healthcare. http://khn.org/morning-breakout/trump-to-take-office-amid-deep-uncertainty-surrounding-future-of-health-care/

The value-based train has already left the station. http://www.mcknights.com/news/value-based-train-has-already-left-station-unlikely-to-be-affected-by-aca-repeal-experts-say/article/631347/

More than 250 Summa physicians urge CEO to resign http://www.ohio.com/business/more-than-250-summa-doctors-urge-resignation-of-president-ceo-1.738278

Should Big Data pick your next doctor? http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2016/12/14/should-big-data-pick-your-next-doctor/#71c6027c63d4

Insurers' flawed directories leave patients scrambling. http://www.kidneynews.org/policy-advocacy/kidney-disease-statistics/news-for-kidney-professionals

What would ACA repeal mean for hospitals' bottom lines? http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161208/NEWS/161209918/healthcare-leaders-attempt-to-grapple-with-post-aca-policymaking

Tackling Taboo of Physician Suicides https://www.abqjournal.com/835455/tackling-taboo-of-physician-suicides.html

NEJM: The Big Business of Dialysis Care. http://catalyst.nejm.org/the-big-business-of-dialysis-care/

Mastering the Art of Physician Contract Negotiation http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/mastering-art-physician-contract-negotiations

 

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Note: Articles that focus on MACRA implementation are listed in italics.

Hospital merger mania continues throughout the country. http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/hospital-merger-mania-continues-throughout-country

Announcement - Targeting Zero Infections: A NTDS Webinar Event on May 23. http://www.kidneynews.org/careers/career-development/announcement-targeting-zero-infections-ntds-webinar-event-on-may-23

ISN World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City begins April 21-25. https://www.wcn2017.org/

CMS delays expansion of bundled payment programs. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170320/NEWS/170329991

Duke makes organ transplants possible for Jehovah's witnesses, others. http://www.wral.com/duke-makes-organ-transplants-possible-for-jehovah-s-witnesses-others/16587988/

Mitochondria play a significant role in age-associated kidney diseases. http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mitochondria-play-a-significant-role-in-age-associated-kidney-disease/81254029

Trump administration proposed big cuts for medical research. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/16/520390147/trump-administration-proposes-big-cuts-in-medical-research

Two members of US Congress introduce Living Donor Protection Act. https://nadler.house.gov/press-release/nadler-herrera-beutler-introduce-bipartisan-living-donor-protection-act-protect-organ

Organ transplant programs spark crosstown rivalry. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20170222/NEWS/170229976

MACRA QPP first performance period gets underway. https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/macra-quality-payment-programs-first-performance-period-gets-underway

Healthcare groups request delay in implementation of Stage 3 of meaningful use and advancing care information http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876129

Scientists open their labs to colleagues stranded by immigration ban. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/02/welcome-scientists-trump-immigration-ban/515418/?utm_source=atltw

Visas for doctors, scientists and patients explained. https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/31/visas-doctors-scientists-patients/

In organ transplantation, volume is king? http://www.ibj.com/articles/62241-hospital-systems-fight-for-pre-eminence-in-transplant-field

Scientists planning a march on Washington. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/scientists-march-dc-trnd/

Drugmakers manipulate orphan drug rules. http://khn.org/news/drugmakers-manipulate-orphan-drug-rules-to-create-prized-monopolies/

Trump takes office amid deep uncertainty re future of US healthcare. http://khn.org/morning-breakout/trump-to-take-office-amid-deep-uncertainty-surrounding-future-of-health-care/

The value-based train has already left the station. http://www.mcknights.com/news/value-based-train-has-already-left-station-unlikely-to-be-affected-by-aca-repeal-experts-say/article/631347/

More than 250 Summa physicians urge CEO to resign http://www.ohio.com/business/more-than-250-summa-doctors-urge-resignation-of-president-ceo-1.738278

Should Big Data pick your next doctor? http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2016/12/14/should-big-data-pick-your-next-doctor/#71c6027c63d4

Insurers' flawed directories leave patients scrambling. http://www.kidneynews.org/policy-advocacy/kidney-disease-statistics/news-for-kidney-professionals

What would ACA repeal mean for hospitals' bottom lines? http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161208/NEWS/161209918/healthcare-leaders-attempt-to-grapple-with-post-aca-policymaking

Tackling Taboo of Physician Suicides https://www.abqjournal.com/835455/tackling-taboo-of-physician-suicides.html

NEJM: The Big Business of Dialysis Care. http://catalyst.nejm.org/the-big-business-of-dialysis-care/

Mastering the Art of Physician Contract Negotiation http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/mastering-art-physician-contract-negotiations