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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Impact on CKD

‐ Apr 23, 2013 1:45pm

President Obama has structured and provided the inroads to a national health care system in the United States. Providing care for millions of Americans who currently do not have insurance will strain an already overburdened health care system. With dialysis providers already affected by the Quality Incentive Program, what will the influences of the ACA be upon the renal community? Listen as our legislative team from Washington provide details as to what the next few years may entail for nephrology nurses, physicians, providers, and patients.

Contact hours available until 4/24/2015

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Kristin Larson – Consultant, Nephrology Clinical Solutions; Employee, Affymax; Other financial support, Kristin M. Larson, RN, MSN, LLC; Sandy Bodin – Employee, Affymax; Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care; Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care

Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declare.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANNA or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

• Describe the key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
• Identify the impact of the ACA on individuals with CKD and ESRD.
• Recommend strategies to assist caregivers and providers in implementing the new legislation.




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