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SGR fix also expands role of advanced practice nurses

The legislation passed by the Senate April 14 that would permanently remove the sustainable growth rate formula, also allows nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists to document the face-to-face encounters with Medicare patients required to write prescriptions for durable medical equipment

Study looks at safety in the dialysis unit

Results from a study of nephrology nurses being presented later this week at the American Nephrology Nurses Association annual symposium in Florida has revealed an overall culture of patient safety and teamwork in the dialysis clinic, but there is room for improvement to help keep patients— and providers —safe

Obama expected to sign 'doc fix' bill

Just 24 hours before physicians would face a 21% cut in their Medicare pay, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that would permanently remove the sustainable growth rate formula that dictates pay

Former DaVita dialysis clinic medical director accused of sexual harassment

Dr. Rex L. Mahnensmith, a former medical director at DaVita's New Haven Dialysis Clinic in Connecticut, who worked as a nephrology professor at Yale University for more than 20 years, is the subject of two federal lawsuits filed in Connecticut that allege sexual misconduct

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A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

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Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule: A closer look at the objectives

Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule: A closer look at the objectives

Some aspects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule are good (such as simplifying the number of objectives), but some seem very ambitious.

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A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

Let 2015 be the year of nocturnal home HD, and the year that U.S. in-center dialysis outcomes catch up with the rest of the world

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