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Schreiber talks about moving home therapies forward at DaVita

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Moving more patients into home therapies should be just part of a sequence of options when treating kidney disease long term, says the new head of home modalities at DaVita Kidney Care


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NRAA offers a detailed look at the renal ACO demonstration

An interview with NRAA's and Diane Wish and Doug Johnson
Mark E. Neumann
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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


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Congress and the Medicare bill

For CMS, one step forward, two steps back

Mark E. Neumann
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Just when the agency pronounced its steadfast allegiance to deadlines it set for various agency initiatives, along comes Congress to show them how it's done.
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Lowering catheter rates among hemodialysis patients

Rebecca Zumoff
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The dialysis community must think beyond Fistula First to lower catheter rates


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DaVita won't participate in renal ACO without changes to program

Rebecca Zumoff
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DaVita executives said that the dialysis provider would not participate in CMS' new renal ACO demo unless the agency makes changes to some of its rules.
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Preparing for disasters of all sizes

Rebecca Zumoff
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Small storms can turn into big disasters
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Preparing for the Wearable Artificial Kidney's first human clinical trial in the US

Joan Fox Rose, MA, RN

The Wearable Artificial Kidney, Invented by nephrologist Victor Gura, MD, FASN, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been involved in laboratory and clinical testing since 2001 by medical clinicians, bio medical engineers, and other medical device researchers.


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Socioeconomic impact on ESRD?

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN
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Sadly, the precise population that the medical safety net has promised to help, the socioeconomically disadvantaged, remain disproportionally at risk.


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

Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN
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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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