Policy

August 7, 2016

The least connected counties in the US generally have the highest rates of chronic disease. Along with launching this mapping tool, the FCC has identified "critical need" counties.

July 21, 2016

CMS will soon begin posting an "overall" star rating system for hospitals. Today CMS released a data brief explaining more about the methodology behind this rating system.

July 14, 2016

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.

July 10, 2016

MACRA is an acknowledged game changer -- what does it mean for nephrologists? The ASN policy team breaks down its recent response to the MACRA Proposed Rule, highlighting the key improvements necessary to better support clinicians and their ability to continue to provide the highest quality care to patients with kidney diseases.

 

July 9, 2016

Montana pushes for price transparency in an effort to bring down the cost of care.

June 30, 2016

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

May 26, 2016

Dr. Clough and Dr. McClellan address possible implications of MACRA for physicians and physician leadership.

May 9, 2016

Representative David Jolly of Florida meets to discuss the Living Donor Protection Act with Kidney Health Advocacy Day volunteers from ASN and AAKP.

ASNAAKP and kidney patients visited Capitol Hill to talk to legislators and staff about the Living Donor Protection Act. What happened?

April 21, 2016

On Thursday, April 21, ASN, AAKP, and kidney patients joined forces on Capitol Hill to promote the Living Donor Protection Act. 

April 19, 2016

On Thursday, April 21, ASN, AAKP, and kidney patients join forces on Capitol Hill to promote the Living Donor Protection Act. Why does this legislation matter?

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