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Given that hospital rankings may present limited information and fail to adequately assess relevant factors (such as social determinants of health, health disparities, and health inequities), this guide offers some context about how they are calculated, as well as their transparency, comprehensiveness, utility, and limits.  Also included is a list kidney disease resources for patients and family members.

ASN and other groups are urging Congress and the Administration to make a critical investment in the nation’s health care delivery system by maintaining the 3.75% increase to the CF through at least calendar years 2022 and 2023.  

ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim and ASN Regulatory and Quality Officer David White offer insights about federal funding for kidney research, visas for international medical graduates, and the Equality Act.

ASN is accepting late-breaking clinical trials through September 1 for Kidney Week 2021, which will include virtual content and an in-person annual meeting from November 4th to 7th in San Diego, CA.

During Kidney Week, STARS participants attend poster sessions, “Meet the Expert” panel discussions, and networking opportunities with nephrology leaders. STARS participants are grouped by special interest and paired with mentors who offer guidance during the event. 

In a recent letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget, ASN offered an overview of the current state of inequities and disparities in kidney diseases and emphasized four areas for consideration when evaluating agency policies and actions.