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HHS sets goals, timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements towards pay for performance model

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Jan. 26 goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, and the health care system at large, toward paying providers based on the quality, rather than the quantity of care they give patients

Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative demonstration delayed until July

A plan to launch the first round of the Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative in January with large dialysis providers has been postponed until July, when the agency was set to start round 2 of the project with small dialysis organizations.

High blood calcium levels linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients

Elevated blood levels of calcium and phosphorus are linked with an increased risk of premature death in kidney disease patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

FDA approves iron replacement drug for dialysis patients Triferic

Triferic is delivered to hemodialysis patients via dialysate, replacing the ongoing iron losses that occur during their dialysis treatment

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Let 2015 be the year of nocturnal home HD, and the year that U.S. in-center dialysis outcomes catch up with the rest of the world

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