HDU Comments to CMS on Dialysis in the LTC Setting

September 15, 2015   Mr. Andrew Slavitt Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health & Human Services Attention: CMS-3260-P P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Re: CMS-3260-P: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: Home Dialyzors United (HDU) appreciates the opportunity to provide […]

IMPROVING PATIENT ACCESS TO HOME DIALYSIS

JULY 2015 Numerous studies have shown that patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who dialyze at home, using either peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD) have a much better quality of life and excellent treatment outcomes, including increased survival rates and fewer hospitalizations. For most patients with ESRD, dialysis is the primary option when […]

HDU Submits Comments to CMS 2015

August 24, 2015   Mr. Andy Slavitt Acting Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health and Human Services Attention: CMS-1628-P P.O. Box 8010 Baltimore, Maryland 21244-8010   Re: CMS-1628-P—Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program Dear Acting Administrator Slavitt: On behalf of Home Dialyzors United (HDU), we […]

In Memory of Richard J. Berkowitz

It is with the most profound sadness that Home Dialyzors United announces the death of its founder and president, Richard J. Berkowitz.  Since founding NxStageUsers, the precursor of the present organization, Rich has been a persistent voice for home dialyzors, for home modalities and for bettering the quality of life for patients.  He was outspoken […]