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2011-10-25 09:53:44

Clinics in low-income urban areas may get unfairly penalized under Medicare payment system     Patient characteristics affect whether dialysis clinics achieve treatment success and receive Medicare reimbursement     How well kidney disease patients follow their prescribed treatments has the greatest impact     Dialysis clinics in low-income urban areas provide care to more patients who don't follow their prescribed treatments; these clinics...

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, according to a study in the August 10 issue of JAMA. "Of more than 500,000 individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States, approximately one-third are black, and the relative incidence of ESRD is 3.6 times higher among black than white...

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. to 11:30 a.m., members of the Dearborn-area community will come together to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD) at the Sanford-Brown College Dearborn Campus. The Michigan Dialysis Summit will focus on bringing attention...

2011-06-24 14:45:00

Legislation Disproportionately Cuts Vital Medicaid Funding for Patients with Kidney Failure ST. PAUL, Minn., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota kidney care community expressed concern today over the Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bill (Senate File 760), which would significantly impact Minnesota dialysis patients' access to care, as well as vital health care jobs. SF 760 would cut Medicaid reimbursement to providers, including dialysis facilities, by...

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...

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...

2010-12-22 15:24:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn. and MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Advantage and Liberty Dialysis, which last month agreed to combine to form the third largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S., today announced that they have closed their deal. The transaction - terms of which were not disclosed - was completed on December 17, 2010. The combined organization has 5,300 employees serving more than 19,000 patients in 260 locations in 32 states. "The completion of our...


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