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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Special Session

Nephrology Payment 2020, Including the Christopher R. Blagg, MD, Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy

November 08, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 140, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

In this session, policymakers and experts detail efforts on Capitol Hill and within the Administration, as well advocacy initiatives, that are shaping nephrology payment and care delivery in 2020 and beyond.

Note: Continuing education credits are not being offered for this activity.

ASN gratefully acknowledges the Northwest Kidney Centers and its contributors for support of the Blagg Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy.

ASN thanks its Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Renal Physicians Association for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe current barriers to innovation in nephrology care
  • Articulate policy efforts to foster improvements in care delivery and patient access to new therapies
  • Identify changes to and challenges within physician reimbursement
  • Discuss how changes in electronic health record interoperability will shape practice and patient care

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Scott D. Bieber, DO
  • Jeffrey A. Perlmutter, MD