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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.

2010-11-04 16:30:00

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. and MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Renal Advantage and Liberty Dialysis have agreed to combine to form the third largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S., with 5,300 employees serving more than 19,000 patients in 260 locations in 32 states.

2010-08-06 17:50:31

The wealth or poverty of kidney disease patients' communities impacts the quality of care patients receive before starting dialysis.

2010-05-14 12:53:00

Mourning Expressed Concern Over Government's "Proposed Rule" for Medicare's Dialysis Benefit That Would Weaken Benefit, Add Financial Burdens on Patients WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning, who had received a kidney transplant and then returned to help win the Miami Heat's 2006 World Championship, visited Capitol Hill yesterday to meet with lawmakers over proposed reimbursement changes to Medicare's dialysis benefit. Mourning, founder...

2010-04-14 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation's first and leading not-for-profit kidney dialysis service providers and a major sponsor of nephrology research, announced today that all of its Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) have fulfilled the new certification requirement mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). "Patients are our top priority and PCTs are an essential part of excellent patient care.

2010-03-29 14:23:00

Senator Rankin (R-Myrtle Beach) Signs on as Co-Sponsor to Bill that Would Improve Access to Life-Saving Care for South Carolina Kidney Patients and the Disabled COLUMBIA, S.C., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of South Carolina's kidney community - including the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Carolinas, South Carolina Region (NKF) and Dialysis Patient Citizens; patients; caregivers and other supporters - thank state Senator Luke Rankin (R-Myrtle Beach), Chairman of the...

2010-03-11 13:27:00

Supported by the S.C. Kidney Care Community, Patients and Lawmakers, S.

2010-03-11 12:34:00

Patients Applaud Senate-Passed Medigap Legislation for Enhanced Patient Access to Insurance Coverage for Kidney Care; Look Forward to Working with House on Similar Effort ATLANTA, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Kidney Day today, members of the state's kidney community including patients, caregivers, family members and advocates from across Georgia are calling on their legislators to support policies that will enhance patients' access to health insurance for...

2010-03-11 14:20:00

Mourning Joins Kidney Care Partners to Emphasize Kidney Disease Education, Improved Patient Choice for Dialysis Care and Access to Transplant Medications WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning today joined Kidney Care Partners (KCP) - an alliance of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, providers and manufacturers working together to improve the quality of care for individuals with end stage renal disease (ESRD) - to call attention to the...


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