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Dialysis Patient Citizens responds to launch of Dialysis Facility Compare star rating system

Dialysis Patient Citizens said they are unhappy with the new CMS star rating system for dialysis clinics, and disappointed that the agency did not follow through on it's promise to include language that better explains a one-star rating

CMS launches Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings

The rating system has been criticized by dialysis providers and patient groups since it first was announced in July 2014

New tool helps measure patients’ readiness to make decisions about starting dialysis

Patients who had knowledge about their options and had fewer lifestyle barriers to home dialysis were more likely to be ready to make decisions

Illinois begins funding kidney transplants for undocumented residents

A law signed by former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in June 2014 provides funding for kidney transplants for undocumentedimmigrants in Illinois

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WHAT'S NEW

Blogs

A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

A New Year for Dialysis—Home and In-Center

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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Dear Senators

Dear Senators

Among all nations on earth, there is no other as close to the US in character, living standard, and lifestyle as is Australia. We are two peas in a pod! Well, we are, except for the way we manage healthcare and how we do dialysis.

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