CMS finalizes payment rules, changes to ESRD Quality Incentive Program for outpatient dialysis

November 1, 2019
CMS has finalized changes to the Medicare rules for the ESRD Prospective Payment System and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program, which will become…
Kidney Week Supplement

What is new for the kidney care market

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
The National Dialysis Accreditation Commission was the first dialysis accreditation organization in the United States to receive approval from CMS…
Kidney Week Supplement

Washington welcomes Kidney Week

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
After a near 20-year absence, the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week arrives in Washington for its annual meeting. Organizers expect…
Cover Story

Study evaluates influence of for-profit dialysis centers on access to transplantation

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
Most nephrologists agree that a kidney transplant is the optimal choice for a patient with kidney disease — either preemptively or from a…
First Word

More time is needed to make ESRD Treatment Choices model workable

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
J.G. Bhat, MD
Under the mandatory ESRD Treatment Choices proposal, HHS and CMS propose incentives and penalties to dialysis facilities to encourage greater use of…
Kidney Week Supplement

KidneyX aims to ‘bridge the gap’ between product development, patient quality of life

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
The KidneyX Innovation Accelerator, a partnership between HHS and the American Society of Nephrology intended to encourage innovation relating to…
Kidney Week Supplement

Innovation, patient-centered focus pivotal in growth of ASN’s Kidney Health Initiative

Nephrology News & Issues, November 2019
When the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Health Initiative was established in 2012, there was a greater need for innovative techniques…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Alcon launches Precision1 daily disposable contacts

November 1, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Alcon is in the first phases of the launch of Precision1 daily disposable contact lenses, Sean Clark, general manager of the…
In the Journals

Antihypertensives at bedtime confer improved BP control vs. morning medications

November 1, 2019
Patients with hypertension who took BP-lowering medications at bedtime had improved ambulatory BP control compared with those who took medications…
Feature

Mortality signal from paclitaxel-coated devices persists, but cause remains elusive

November 1, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Analyses continue to show a long-term mortality risk associated with paclitaxel-coated devices in patients with peripheral…
Meeting News

Thyroid cancer expert receives Paul Starr Award

November 1, 2019
CHICAGO — Douglas S. Ross, MD, co-director of Thyroid Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the 2019 Paul Starr Award during…

FDA OKs Stelara for ulcerative colitis, common drugs disrupt microbiome — top stories in gastroenterology

November 1, 2019
News that Stelara — a treatment that has been commercially available to treat Crohn’s disease for more than 3 years — was approved…
Meeting News

Thyroid over-replacement may increase atrial fibrillation, stroke risks

November 1, 2019
CHICAGO— Among a large cohort of adults prescribed thyroid hormone replacement therapy, those with low thyroid-stimulating hormone levels had…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Toric IOL designs may determine degree of stability

November 1, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, John A. Vukich, MD, discusses his presentation of a study on stability of…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with alternate scapular line yielded improvements in glenoid bone loss

November 1, 2019
NEW YORK — Reverse shoulder arthroplasty performed with an alternate scapular line baseplate orientation yielded clinical improvements among…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ‘We should be using less antibiotics’ for traveler’s diarrhea

November 1, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Mark S. Riddle, MD, of the University of…

FDA grants fast track designation to FXR agonist for NASH

November 1, 2019
The FDA granted fast track designation to Terns Pharmaceuticals for TERN-101, an investigational farnesoid X receptor being evaluated for…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Thyroid ‘year in review’ covers clinical studies with impact

November 1, 2019
CHICAGO— In this video exclusive, Naifa Lamki Busaidy, MD, FACP, FACE, associate professor in the department of endocrine neoplasia and…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: How students can promote HPV vaccination to their peers

November 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, researchers reported on the steps and struggles associated with running a…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: No changes to proximal humerus among indications for superior capsular reconstruction

November 1, 2019
NEW YORK — At the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Patrick Denard, MD, discussed his tricks for superior capsular…