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Weekly ASN Recap, April 27-May 4: COVID-19 Resources

The world is adjusting to the new and uncertain realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASN has worked tirelessly to address many of the important topics related to the changes. Please see below for many vital COVID-19 resources.

- CMS Establishes Reimbursement Parity Between Telephonic Visits and Office and Outpatient Visits

Joint statement ASN, ERA EDTA, ISN: Ensuring optimal care for people with kidney diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) released a joint statement today. The statement emphasizes the need for appropriate care for dialysis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patients Are Facing Serious Transportation Challenges, Especially to Dialysis Facilities During COVID-19

ASN is hearing from nephrologists in multiple COVID-19 hot spots that their patients are facing serious logistical transportation challenges, specifically with ensuring COVID-19 patients can access safe transportation to dialysis facilities. The ramifications are significant and include barriers to discharging kidney failure patients with COVID-19 from hospitals, risks of admitting patients to hospitals who cannot get to dialysis facilities, and risks of spreading COVID-19 during transportation.

Weekly ASN Recap, April 13-20: COVID-19 Resources

ASN Main Color.pngThe world is adjusting to the new and uncertain realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASN has worked tirelessly to address many of the important topics related to the changes. Please see below for many vital COVID-19 resources.

Q&A with ASN's Policy Team on Current Advocacy During COVID-19

Health professionals are facing a barrage of unexpected challenges when caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing these challenges often requires sustained effort by policy experts, who make the case to government and regulatory agencies when urgent, sometimes unprecedented changes, must be enacted to provide the best possible care. Members of the ASN policy team have successfully advocated for a number of key changes during this crisis.

ASN Journals: Special COVID-19 Features

COVID-19, a pandemic sweeping the world’s population, is particularly threatening to patients with kidney disease and to their caregivers. ASN publications - JASN, CJASN and Kidney360 - are working to provide valid, peer reviewed information as quickly as possible. This collection of COVID-19 articles is updated with new articles as soon as they are published.

Podcast – COVID-19 Update: Discussion from Washington state

This podcast includes an interview with Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN. Dr. Watnick is the Chief Medical Officer at Northwest Kidney Centers in Washington state and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. She discusses the steps her organization took to protect kidney patients and health care workers once the Coronavirus hit her state.

ASN Policy in Action During COVID-19

Bookmark this resource for a collection of the efforts to improve care during the COVID-19 pandemic. KNO will continue to provide you an updated breakdown of the ongoing work of the Policy and Government Affairs team.

Weekly ASN Recap, April 5-11: COVID-19 Resources

asn logo small_0.jpgThe world is adjusting to the new and uncertain realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. ASN has worked tirelessly to address many of the important topics related to the changes. Please see below for many vital COVID-19 resources.


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