Interventional Nephrology

U.S. House Passes Major Research Funding Bill

Landmark legislation focused on speeding approval of drugs and medical devices and funding signature programs passed the US Senate Wednesday, November 30.

ASN Kidney Week 2016

ASN Kidney Week 2016: participants from more than 115 countries, coming together to advance care and research.

Nephrology Workforce Report 2016: Key Takeaways

There are several notable data points in this year’s GW report on nephrologist supply. I encourage you to read the executive summary and/or full report, and send your questions or comments to info@kidneynews.org

ASN on the Hill: Making Gains for Kidney Patients

Some good news out of Washington:  Major gains for kidney patients and nephrologists were proposed Thursday, October 27, by the Senate Finance Committee (SFC). 

ASN President's Column October 2016

Physicians, scientists, and other health professionals are problem solvers. This reality is especially true in nephrology, in which complex diseases and co-existing conditions are often challenging and sometimes daunting. However, this very complexity provides so many of us lifelong career interest and opportunities, and profound satisfaction when we can provide and improve care for our patients with kidney diseases.

Why Digital Health Won't Be Replacing My Doctor

"I believe all digital health tools that can improve the experience for patients must be deployed. They have a role, they add value, they improve the experience, and they make the healthcare seeking process more dignified. But I’d be kidding if I expect these tools today to give me the insights and clinical acumen that Dr. JK brought to bear during our consultation."

CMS Signals Possible MACRA Delay

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.

EHRs -- Delivering as Promised? Many Physicians Say No.

EHRs -- adoption is widespread. Satisfaction, not so much.

Building the Nephrology Workforce

Building the Nephrology Workforce:  ASN Creates Workforce and Career Advancement Department

ASN Names Next Editor-in-Chief of CJASN

ASN has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as CJASN Editor-in-Chief effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.

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