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Living kidney donation doesn't increase risk of death or heart disease for older adult donors, study finds

Older kidney donors (55 years and above) enjoy similar life expectancy and cardiovascular health as healthy older people who did not donate their kidneys, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

CMS to hold call about rollout of five star rating on Dialysis Facility Compare

In October 2014, CMS will introduce a Five Star Rating on Dialysis Facility Compare that reflects the overall quality of each dialysis facility

Small pay increase for dialysis clinics in proposed rule for 2015

A proposed rule released by the CMS July 2 projects that the updates in the ESRD Program’s payment bundle for 2015 would increase payments to dialysis facilities by 0.3% to 0.5%, while rural facilities will receive a decrease of 0.5%

CMS releases proposed ESRD QIP measures

CMS issued a proposed rule that would include changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program for payment year 2017 and PY 2018

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NRAA offers a detailed look at the renal ACO demonstration

NRAA offers a detailed look at the renal ACO demonstration

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WHAT'S NEW

Blogs

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
NRAA offers a detailed look at the renal ACO demonstration

NRAA offers a detailed look at the renal ACO demonstration

One of the biggest challenges in any health care system is offering a payment model that puts both large and small providers on a level playing field

More