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Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Information On Nonopioid Alternatives For The Treatment Of Pain Pamphlet »
House Bill 451, Nonopioid Alternatives, was approved by Governor DeSantis and is effective July 1, 2019. The bill requires...
Monday, June 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Reverses Course On Expert Witnesses »
TALLAHASSEE --- In a move that left little doubt about the new direction of the Florida Supreme Court, justices on Thursda...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Home health referrals and clinical documentation requirements »
A collaboration webinar Wednesday, July 24 1-2:30 p.m. ET Delivery language: English Do you order or certify...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
HHS Report Confirms Cost-Effectiveness of Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage »
On May 10, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) issued a report indicating tha...
Monday, May 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
For The First Time, Employed Docs Outnumber Self-Employed Docs »
he milestone continues a long-term trend that has shifted the distribution of physicians away from ownership of private pr...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers OK Ride-Share Services For Medicaid »
Transportation options for Medicaid patients could be just an app away. Lawmakers this week gave final approval to a bill...
Saturday, April 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Congressional Panel: Consumers Shouldn't Have To Solve Surprise Medical Bill Problem »
One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medic...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kidney Health Atlas reveals global burden of disease, inequities in access »
A global study of the burden of kidney disease released during the International Society of Nephrology meeting here sugges...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RPA Makes Recommendations to CMS on ASC Payments to Maintain Stability of Vascular Access Services »
On March 8, RPA sent recommendations to CMS as the Agency continues its policy development process for the 2020 Ambula...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How these 4 specialties used telemedicine to save nearly $600,000 »
The Connecticut Medicaid program saved almost $579,000 after a federally qualified health center with 200 locations across...
Friday, January 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado to pay for outpatient dialysis care for undocumented immigrants »
Colorado’s Medicaid program will cover the cost of outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrants starting Feb. 1. The...
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...

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