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Alerts
Thursday, June 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Printed Copies of Non-Opioid Alternatives Now Required »
While Florida Law previously required physicians to discuss non-opioid alternatives with patients prior to administering o...
Thursday, March 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers Pass Major Bills On Nurses, Pharmacists »
LAWMAKERS PASS MAJOR BILLS ON NURSES, PHARMACISTS March 11, 2020 Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE ---...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enact HR 5534, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act »
RPA is calling on RPA membership to contact their House members and urge them to cosponsor HR 5534, the Comprehensive Immu...

News & Updates
Monday, September 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS finalizes rulemaking aimed to increase living organ donations »
Modern Healthcare (9/18, Cohrs, Subscription Publication) reported that on Friday, HHS “finalized rulemaking that aims t...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Study on CKD MBD »
Call for Nephrology Practices RPA Study: Assessment of Nephrologist Practices in Managing Mineral Bone Disease in Pa...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board To Carry Out Expanded Role For Nurses »
With proposed rules to expand the scope of practice for Florida pharmacists now published, attention has turned to carryin...
Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clock Ticking On New Pharmacist Rules »
A 21-day public comment period on proposed rules to expand the role of Florida pharmacists in treating patients started Th...
Wednesday, September 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Providers, staff must make ‘radical changes’ to reach HHS goals for home dialysis »
It could take close to 5 decades for dialysis providers to reach the Advancing American Kidney Health goal of starting 50%...

Medicaid | Medicare
Monday, September 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA supports Senate bill to permanently lift Medicare’s geographic, site restrictions on telehealth »
Becker’s Hospital Review (9/18, Drees) reports that the American Medical Association “highlighted its support on Sept. 18...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Summary »
On August 4th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the 2021 Medicare Physi...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Processing time frames for enrollment applications »
Modified:  8/18/2020 View the current processing times for Medicare enrollment applications and learn about the key...
Monday, July 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS Just Released the New Advance Beneficiary Notice (ABN) »
CMS just released the updated ABN CMS-R-131. The ABN should only be used for Medicare beneficiaries when a procedure...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ESRD PPS CY 2021 Proposed Rule »
On July 6, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease...

Society News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Call For Nominations »
Dear FSN Members, We have an excellent opportunity for you to join our leadership team. Help drive our organization...
Thursday, November 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FSN Hosts Signature Event in 2017 »
The Florida Society of Nephrology would like to thank all of our members, industry partners, and family that made the 2017...
Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FSN Secures MOC Credit for FSN Annual Meeting »
FSN Secures MOC Credit for FSN Annual Meeting Registration is Still Open We are pleased to announce that the FS...

COVID-19
Monday, August 31, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Many COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claims Rejected »
TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Florida workers, including people on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic, say the...
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA Urges FDA to Work More Closely With the Physician Community on Vaccine Transparency »
Today, the American Medical Association wrote to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging them to work more clos...
Thursday, August 27, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
CDC Changes Coronavirus Testing Guidelines to Exclude Asymptomatic People »
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly  modified its coronavirus testing guidelines  this week t...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
DaVita Begins Clinical Trials to Better Understand COVID-19 in Patients with ESKD »
Through its clinical research subsidiary, DaVita Inc. has begun enrolling participants for two trials designed to investig...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shift to Telemedicine Doesn’t Diminish Value of Team-Based Care »
As practices scrambled to implement telehealth so they could care for patients safely during the...

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