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ASN joined several other health care professional societies in a meeting with the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement to discuss clinical labor direct cost issues updates (as announced in the proposed CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule) and its potential impact to patient care.

Priority #1: INTERVENE EARLIER to prevent, diagnose, coordinate care, and educate. The scope of early intervention is so expansive that it touches every aspect of kidney health.

Embracing early intervention and emphasizing health over end-stage treatment, ASN's initiative, “We’re United 4 Kidney Health,” is both a roadmap and rallying cry of how, together, we can build the bridge to a new world without kidney diseases. 

Under a five-year cooperative agreement awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, ASN, along with six other member subspeciality societies, will help improve adult immunization rates for high-risk adults.

ASN's Innovations in Kidney Education Contest aims to stimulate the development and exchange of innovative tools to enhance teaching, generate excitement among students and trainees about the field of nephrology, and encourage meaningful interaction between team members.

An update from ASN Executive Vice President Tod Ibrahim on engaging future members of the kidney care team and scientists and advancing kidney health and research.

With increasing uncertainties around variants of the COVID-19 virus, Kidney Week 2021 will now be a fully virtual meeting. Kidney Week is the world’s largest and most dynamic meeting of kidney professionals, where participants share their work, learn about the latest advances in the field, develop new collaborations, and listen to provocative exchanges between leading experts.

If it were not for the willingness of nephrology nurses to meet patients where they are—to educate people day in and day out about how to manage their own care, to approach complex challenges with thoughtfulness and creativity—our kidney care teams would not succeed.  

In a recent letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ASN submitted comments on a proposed rule concerning the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model.  

Arshia Ghaffari, Quinn Lougheide, and Lin Wang