Facing the Nephrologist Shortage

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The nephrologist shortage is a very real problem, and it could change the dynamic of renal care as the number of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients continues to increase each year. Fortunately, renal organizations, such as the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA), recognize the problem. This RBT digital issue will highlight some of the challenges and strategies to help increase the number of nephrologists practicing in the United States.

  • Nephrologist Shortage - What ASN is doing to slow the declining nephrology specialty
  • Meaningful Use - What to know about Stage 1 and things to look for in upcoming Stage 2
  • PQRS - Why procrastination is not recommended in the "voluntary" program