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CMS to hold open door forum on dialysis 5-star rating system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Special Open Door Forum Oct. 6 with patient advocacy groups and other interested parties to provide information and to solicit feedback on the introduction of the 5-star rating system on Dialysis Facility Compare

Open Payments website that shows manufacturer payments  to docs and hospitals goes live

CMS has launched the Open Payments website that details financial transactions between medical device and drug manufacturers and group purchasing organizations and physicians, and teaching hospitals

FDA responds to NRAA's request to consider allowing import of PD solutions

The FDA said it considers working with companies that manufacture drugs that are approved in non-U.S. markets when there is a shortage of a medically necessary drug

Adult diabetes rates plateau in US

Adult diabetes rates have leveled off from 2008–2012 in the U.S., but the rates among black adults continued to increase

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Results from Medicare ACOs may send a signal for upcoming kidney care demonstration

Results from Medicare ACOs may send a signal for upcoming kidney care demonstration

The results after two years of the CMS Innovation Center’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization and Shared Savings Program are in, and they are encouraging. Can they be duplicated in a similar program for kidney patients?

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Misleading patients: CMS blindly charges ahead with 5-Star

Misleading patients: CMS blindly charges ahead with 5-Star

Last week, in spite of overwhelmingly negative response from the renal community, CMS announced it is moving forward with the release of the 5-Star rating system in January.

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Results from Medicare ACOs may send a signal for upcoming kidney care demonstration

Results from Medicare ACOs may send a signal for upcoming kidney care demonstration

The results after two years of the CMS Innovation Center’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization and Shared Savings Program are in, and they are encouraging. Can they be duplicated in a similar program for kidney patients?

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Misleading patients: CMS blindly charges ahead with 5-Star

Misleading patients: CMS blindly charges ahead with 5-Star

Last week, in spite of overwhelmingly negative response from the renal community, CMS announced it is moving forward with the release of the 5-Star rating system in January.

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