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HealthCare Partners CEO steps down

HealthCare Partners president and CEO Dr. Craig Samitt is stepping down from HCP, effective Aug. 1

Baxter income drops 12% due to one-time charges

Baxter International Inc. reported that net income for the second quarter of 2014 dropped almost 12% to $520 million,

Preview of five-star rating for dialysis clinics underway

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released preliminary results from its new five-star rating system for dialysis clinics, and is giving providers a month to review the ranking and file any objections.

Cost of anticlotting medication in dialysis catheters may be offset by reduced complications

Using an expensive agent to prevent blood clots in dialysis catheters may turn out to be less costly overall due to its ability to reduce medical complications

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What’s wrong with the 5-star rating system for the renal community

What’s wrong with the 5-star rating system for the renal community

Providers, patient groups, and others have expressed serious concerns regarding the creation of a new facility quality measurement system, which differs from the legislatively mandated QIP as well as the utility of the star methodology itself for consumer use.

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U.S. dialysis measures – have we set up the ladder against the wrong wall?

U.S. dialysis measures – have we set up the ladder against the wrong wall?

Two leading causes of death on dialysis in the U.S. are sudden cardiac death and infection, and there is no clinical practice guideline for either one

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WHAT'S NEW

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Blogs

What’s wrong with the 5-star rating system for the renal community

What’s wrong with the 5-star rating system for the renal community

Providers, patient groups, and others have expressed serious concerns regarding the creation of a new facility quality measurement system, which differs from the legislatively mandated QIP as well as the utility of the star methodology itself for consumer use.

More
U.S. dialysis measures – have we set up the ladder against the wrong wall?

U.S. dialysis measures – have we set up the ladder against the wrong wall?

Two leading causes of death on dialysis in the U.S. are sudden cardiac death and infection, and there is no clinical practice guideline for either one

More