Diabetes & Metabolism

CMMI releases updated Kidney Care Choices Model (KCC) based on ASN Quality Committee recommendation

After two months of ASN advocacy, led by the ASN Quality Committee, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today, January 2, 2020, announced adjustments to the proposed Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Model’s basic design. The changes were originally called for by the ASN Quality Committee – just after the model’s unveiling – and were intended to correct a design flaw that made it impossible for many nephrology practices in multi-specialty practices to participate.

ASN Transplant Policy Priorities at Center of Bold New Proposed Rules to Overhaul Organ Procurement and Strengthen Living Donor Support

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took bold steps today, December 17, in two proposed rules to increase the availability of organs for the 113,000 Americans waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant – 20 of whom die each day – and to strengthen support for Americans who choose to be living donors.  Both proposed rules advance policy changes the American Society of Nephrology has long been advocating for and is strongly supportive of.

ASN Secures $5 Million in Funding for KidneyX

Announced late on Monday, December, 16, KidneyX received $5 million in the compromise government spending package proposed.logo_big_1.png

ASN Communities Year in Review 2019

“We learn as we teach, and this is why I enjoy this forum so much”.

ASN Communities are one of the most popular ASN member benefits used by clinicians, researchers, educators, fellows, and more. Members are engaging with Communities by directly logging into the website or via the Communities App for Apple and Android. This year saw members utilizing Communities for more than just asking questions. During 2019:  

ASN Preliminary Analysis Released on AY 2020 Nephrology Match Data

The appointment year 2020 nephrology Match results report was release by ASN on December 4th. Composed by Kurtis Pivert, MS (Candidate) ASN Data Science Officer, the report that the results of the AY 2020 nephrology Match were exactly flat compared with AY 2019 according to preliminary data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A total of 291 candidates matched into one of 169 participating tracks, filling 62% of 469 offered positions.

The American Society of Nephrology and the Department of Health and Human Services launch $1.5 million Phase 2 of prize competition to redesign dialysis

Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

CKD More Prominent in the U.S. Than in Europe

WASHINGTON, DC – The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is higher in the United States than in Europe, partly because the incidence of risk factors like diabetes and obesity is higher in America than in most European countries, according to a Kidney Week 2019 presentation.

Air Pollution, Global Warming Contribute to Kidney Disease

WASHINGTON, DC – Air pollution, water pollutants, and global warming are among the environmental factors contributing to the development of kidney disease, according to a presenter at Kidney Week 2019.

Gut Microbiome Altered in Kidney Transplant Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney transplant recipients have an imbalance of gut bacteria marked by a lower diversity of organisms and increased levels of Proteobacteriae such as Escherichia coli compared with healthy renal donors, according to new research presented at Kidney Week 2019.

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