Policy-Advocacy

ASN MACRA Update: New Opportunities to Join Advanced APMs

Making MACRA work for you: In the latest update from ASN policy, some key information you should review about Advanced APMs.

ASN on the Hill: Making Gains for Kidney Patients

Some good news out of Washington:  Major gains for kidney patients and nephrologists were proposed Thursday, October 27, by the Senate Finance Committee (SFC). 

CMS Issues MACRA Final Rule

The wait is over. ASN's David White introduces you to the Quality Payment Program (QPP), set in motion by Friday's release of the MACRA Final Rule.

A Helping Hand With MACRA

MACRA: The Final Rule Will Be Released by November 1. ASN Policy and Communications Specialist David White provides a summary of options and first steps providers should be taking now.

Keeping Transplanted Kidneys Working

Anti-rejection drugs help keep transplanted kidneys healthy: ASN is committed to ensuring patients receive lifetime access to this vital treatment.

MACRA: Quality Queries and Quandaries

MACRA: Queries and Quandaries

MACRA from the Payer's Perspective

MACRA: not just for providers. A look at the changing landscape from the health plan point of view.

Broadband Availability and the Burden of Chronic Disease: FCC Releases Mapping Tool

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.

CMS Provides Information About "Overall" Hospital Star Rating

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.

CMS Signals Possible MACRA Delay

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.

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