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Action Alert

Tell Congress to Stop Cuts to Medicare MNT Payment Rates 

  

Medicare is facing three separate cuts that will collectively result in a devastating 9.75% cut to ALL Medicare Part B provider payment rates starting January 1, 2022, if Congress does not act.  

Thanks to advocacy by the Academy and a large coalition of other provider associations, the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 (H.R. 6020) has been introduced to eliminate one of these three cuts. The bill would extend the 3.75% payment adjustment enacted for 2021 through the end of 2022, giving Congress time to develop a permanent solution to this recurring problem.   

Please urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 to stop drastic cuts to RDN payment rates. Take action today! 

The Academy will continue to work with our coalition partners and Congress to address the other cuts that are slated to take place. 

Calling for Nominations

We have many positions to fill, both volunteer and elected.  It is a great way to network with fellow renal RDN’s, have a voice in the renal world, and enhance leadership skills.  Elected positions for next year include Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Nominating Chair-Elect. Volunteer positions are always available.  I like the saying “Many hands lighten the load.”  For any questions about nominations or specific positions please contact nominating@renalnutrition.org.  For questions regarding volunteer positions please contact Volunteer@renalnutrition.org.  Please submit the completed nominating form to nominating@renalnutrition.org.  Apply Here

Standards of Practice & Standards of Professional Performance for RDs in Nephrology Care
     

The SOP/SOPP workgroup recently completed the updated and new guidelines that were completed in 2020 and published again in both the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Journal of Renal Nutrition in March 2021.
     
     

Click Here for Updated 2020 Guidelines (pdf)