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2011-10-25 09:53:44

Dialysis clinics that provide care to kidney disease patients who cannot or will not follow their prescribed treatments will be penalized under a new Medicare payment system.

2011-08-10 18:21:38

Even though overall black patients have a lower risk of death while receiving dialysis than white patients, this applies primarily to older adults, as black patients younger than 50 years of age have a significantly higher risk of death.

2011-08-08 11:19:00

Michigan Dialysis Summit will feature Congressman John Conyers (MI-14), Patient Advocate Julia Herzog and Dr. Robert Provenzano, VP of Medical Affairs at DaVita DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, August 12, from 9:30 a.m.

2011-06-24 14:45:00

Legislation Disproportionately Cuts Vital Medicaid Funding for Patients with Kidney Failure ST.

2011-04-01 16:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners, a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers, commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for eliminating the so-called "transition adjustment" imposed on dialysis facilities as part of the new Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS). Last year, in finalizing rules on the new ESRD PPS, CMS estimated the number...

2011-03-08 11:12:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional leaders will learn about the experiences of constituents living with kidney disease and how it can be prevented from kidney patient-advocates participating in the American Kidney Fund's (AKF) second annual Advocate Training and Fly-in to commemorate World Kidney Day on March 10. The seven AKF advocates represent a cross-section of people affected by kidney disease: four use a variety of dialysis regimens, one has had a...


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