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CMS extends deadline for questions, comments about dialysis 5-star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline to review and comment on the quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare preview reports for dialysis facilities to Dec. 2

Clinicians provide first successful delivery of dialysis in Ebola virus disease

Clinicians presented the protocol used to perform the first known successful delivery of renal replacement therapy with subsequent recovery of kidney function in a patient with Ebola at ASN Kidney Week 2014

CMS releases 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule

The agency has modified its criteria for furnishing outpatient per diem ESRD-related services in partial month scenarios

80% of dialysis patients unprepared for natural disaster or emergency

After receiving individualized education from a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers, 78% of surveyed patients had become adequately prepared, according to a Loyola University Medical Center study

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Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

It’s been about four years since NxStage submitted the System One cycler to the FDA to try to get a new indication for nocturnal home use. Four years. An entire Presidency’s worth of delays, additional studies, conference calls—and more delays.

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AAKP convention offered patients ways to become empowered

AAKP convention offered patients ways to become empowered

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WHAT'S NEW

Blogs

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

Slow FDA response is hurting nocturnal home HD

It’s been about four years since NxStage submitted the System One cycler to the FDA to try to get a new indication for nocturnal home use. Four years. An entire Presidency’s worth of delays, additional studies, conference calls—and more delays.

More
AAKP convention offered patients ways to become empowered

AAKP convention offered patients ways to become empowered

The AAKP Convention is the perfect place for kidney patients to learn about their disease and become armed with the knowledge to be an active member of their health care team. More