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Thursday, November 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Comments on Anti-Kickback Statute Address ESRD Telehealth Technologies, Nutritional Supplements »
On October 24, RPA submitted comments to the HHS Office of Inspector General in response to a Request for Information (R...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators Introduce Legislation To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills »
The Hill  (9/18, Sullivan) reports senators from both parties are “unveiling a draft measure to crack down on surpris...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Seeks to Reverse E&M Code Change Proposals »
The 2019 Medicare Fee Schedule proposed rule included a relatively stunning proposal to revise evaluation and manageme...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Azar: HHS to rewrite health care privacy rules »
Congressional Quarterly  (7/26, McIntire, Subscription Publication) reports that on Thursday, HHS Secretary Alex Aza...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Urgent Regulatory Alert for Nephrologists in Florida »
The FSN leadership wants to make sure that all of our members are prepared for implementation of HB 21 - Controlled Substa...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Care Boards To Huddle About Drug Rules »
Florida lawmakers this year passed a bill that limits prescribing of controlled substances for patients suffering from acu...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In California, a fight over clinics for kidney patients »
By David Gorn and Elizabeth Aguilera | May 30, 2018  calmatters.org A battle is escalating between the dialys...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Alert regarding the state mandated opioid course »
A recent unsolicited email received by physicians across the state promises free membership and low-cost CME. This group,...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Names Nine Medicaid Health Plans But Challenges Loom »
Florida officials on Tuesday announced the names of the nine health plans the state wants to ink contracts with to provide...
Friday, April 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hill Day and NCAP Forum June 22-24! »
Register today for Hill Day and NCAP Forum June 22-24!...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Legislation on Local Coverage Determinations Gains Momentum in Congress »
In recent weeks, one of RPA's 2018 legislative priorities, the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Clarification Act of 20...
Thursday, March 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Passes Strict Law on Opioids – What You Need to Know »
In an effort to address the opioid crisis impacting communities across the state, the Florida Legislature approved legisla...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget bill includes wins for kidney community »
Kidney community advocates applauded passage of the 2-year Congressional budget bill that passed late last week. The bill...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New AMA study shows physicians bring economic health to our communities »
Just released! New AMA study shows physicians bring eco...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Kidney Quality Improvement Registry Approved as 2018 QCDR »
The RPA Kidney Quality Improvement Registry has once again been approved by CMS as a qualified clinical data registry (QCD...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Inadequate dialysis care placing undocumented immigrants at higher risk »
Undocumented immigrants in the United States with end-stage renal disease are finding refuge in hospital emergency rooms f...
Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UnitedHealth to buy DaVita clinics for $4.9 billion »
UnitedHealth struck a $4.9 billion deal on Wednesday to acquire the DaVita Medical Group unit of kidney dialysis firm DaVi...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Meets with CMS on Frequency of Dialysis LCDs »
On November 9 RPA Board members Rebecca Schmidt, D.O. and Robert Fuld M.D., along with RPA staff, met with senior CMS staf...
Thursday, November 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Implications Of 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule For Nephrology »
A message from Rob Blaser Renal Physicians Association Director of Public Policy On November 2 CMS released the fi...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Blue To Stop Covering OxyContin To Prevent Opioid Abuse »
Florida’s largest health insurance company will stop covering OxyContin, the brand name for prescription opioid, beginning...
Monday, October 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sweeping Measure Addresses Prescription Pills »
Doctors would be limited to prescribing seven days' worth of opioids for patients with acute pain and would have to check...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health Plans Can No Longer Charge Providers Egregious Fees for Electronic Fund Transfers »
A recent survey by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) showed that 1 in 6 practices are paying fees for...
Thursday, October 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CKD Bill Introduced in Congress »
On September 28, H.R. 3967 , a bill to create care management demonstration programs for chronic kidney disease (CKD), wa...
Thursday, October 5, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New ABIM 2-Year Exam Option for MOC for Nephrologists »
Beginning in 2018 nephrologists certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will have the option of taking...
Wednesday, September 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study shows high rates of opioid prescriptions and excessive dosing in dialysis patients »
A new analysis indicates opioid medications are being prescribed to dialysis patients more frequently and for longer perio...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related Claims »
Hurricane Irma and Medicare Disaster Related United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florid...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Falcon, Braintree Sign Interface Agreements with RPA Kidney Quality Improvement Registry »
RPA is pleased to announce that both Falcon EHR and Braintree EHR have signed agreements for data interfaces with the RPA...
Friday, August 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida Patients Stranded By State-Contracted Ride Service »
Imagine being stranded without a ride to the doctor or arriving hours late to medical appointments that your life literall...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Implications of 2018 Medicare Fee Schedule Proposed Rule For Nephrology »
On July 13 CMS released the proposed rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and for the most part the news is...
Friday, July 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
CMS looks to drop payment for off-campus services by half »
The CMS wants to drop by half what Medicare pays when patients receive healthcare at medical facilities that are owned by...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency For Opioid Epidemic »
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Governor Rick Scott s...

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