Policy Update

KidneyX Town Hall Held at Mt. Sinai Health System

KidneyX_logo_0.PNGIn coordination with the Mt. Sinai Health System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) hosted a town hall for KidneyX on Tuesday, June 26 in New York, NY.

KidneyX, a public private partnership between ASN and HHS, is a series of prize competitions aimed at accelerating innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

CMS to allow text messages, but only in secure systems/platforms and not for patient orders

The CMS accepts that text messages are an important means of communication in healthcare, and that text messages are now essential for effective communications between care team members. However, in order to comply with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and Conditions for Coverage (CfCs), healthcare organizations must use and maintain text messaging systems/platforms that are secure.

Making a Difference for Kidney Health

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

Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016

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

Prospects For NIH And Kidney Research Funding In The New Congress

The dust is still settling from the election of November 4, 2014, when Republicans gained control of both chambers of Congress. Whether a Republican Congress and a Democratic administration can work together to address the many domestic and foreign challenges confronting the country today is one of the biggest questions as we head into 2015.

ASN Policy Update: Living Donor Protection Act a Priority

ASN provides input on potential options for a bill to improve care for people with chronic conditions.