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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...

2011-01-19 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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), named Ron Kuerbitz, Executive Vice President for Fresenius Medical Care-North America, the Coalition's new Chairman for the 2011-2012 term. Taking the helm of KCP, the nation's leading voice for the kidney care community,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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