Policy

Medicare Releases FInal Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule, Including Revisions to E&M Codes

Thursday afternoon, November 1, Medicare released the final Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule containing some revisions to evaluation and management (E&M) codes in terms of documentation requirements but no changes in reimbursement levels for the next two years – but year three is another matter. 

JASN and CJASN Honor 2018 Top 5 Reviewers

This past week, during Kidney Week in San Diego, CA, the ASN journals honored their top five reviewers from 2018. Reviewers are an integral part of the process for peer-reviewed journals, and the Journal of American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) wanted to show their appreciation.

ASN Appoints New Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative

ttp _thumb_0.pngThe American Society Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce that Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN, has been selected as the incoming ASN Co-Chair for the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI). Dr. Harris will serve a three-year term, starting in January 2019.  Dr.

KidneyX Innovators Showcase at Kidney Week 2018

KidneyX_logo_1.PNGTo inspire creative solutions that will improve the treatment of kidney diseases, the first KidneyX Innovators Showcase was held on Saturday, October 29, 2018 at the American Society of Nephrology’s annual Kidney Week conference.

Seamless Care in ESRD: Early Results from the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model

ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) may be the most flexible and innovative care model in nephrology over the past several decades.  Tom Duvall, co-lead for the Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), provided a national overview of ESCOs since their start in 2015.  Dr. Dylan Steer, CEO of Balboa Nephrology Medical Group, then shared his ground-level experience with running an ESCO.

Policy and Advocacy for the Disadvantaged and Vulnerable during Kidney Week

“I wish he had a better death, but more than that, I wish he had a better life.” 

Disparities in Child Transplant Outcomes Widen

Long-term survival among black and Hispanic children after kidney transplant worsened compared with their white counterparts over the past 2 decades, found a study presented at Kidney Week 2018.

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