Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Drive-Through Dialysis by Nieltje Gedney (blog post for Home Dialysis Central)

HOME DIALYSIS CENTRAL Drive-Through Dialysis This blog post was made by Nieltje Gedney on December 15th, 2016. I am angry. I am angry at myself for taking the path of least resistance and allowing myself to be a victim of sub-optimal dialysis treatment for the past year. I succumbed to the fear of reprisal by […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) “What is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education” by Dori Schatell

What Is Evidence-Based Kidney Patient Education? This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on November 3rd, 2016. At the non-profit Medical Education Institute (MEI), our mission is to help people with chronic disease learn to manage and improve their health. And, ever since the MEI was founded in […]

Home Dialysis Central (HDC) blog post on “An Obituary for Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine by Dr. John Agar

An Obituary For Baxter’s Vivia Home HD Machine This blog post was made by Dr. John Agar on September 8th, 2016. (Vivia…from vivere: to live) A month or two ago, I listened with more than a tinge of sadness as the new CEO at Baxter Healthcare in Illinois announced and sought to explain withdrawal of […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) article What’s in a name? A technician’s perspective

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY What’s in a name? A technician’s perspective Mention the term “patient care technician” outside the dialysis community and a variety of roles and definition will be given. DANILO B. CONCEPCION, CBNT, CCHT-A — SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Venture beyond the dialysis environment and the role of physicians, dietitians and social worker […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Home Dialysis “Every other day nocturnal Home Hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden”

HOME DIALYSIS Every other day nocturnal home hemodialysis: An alternative approach to reduce burden MORE FREQUENT DIALYSIS HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH A NUMBER OF CLINICAL, CARDIOVASCULAR, AND HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS. BUT DAILY THERAPY OFTEN RESULTS IN A BURDEN FOR PATIENTS AND CARE PARTNERS. BRIGITTE SCHILLER, MD • SHEILA DOSS-MCQUITTY, MBA, RN, CNN • […]

HDU Comments on 2017 CMS ESRD Proposed Rule

August 23, 2016 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-1651-P—CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for ESRD PPS, QIP, Coverage and Payment for Acute Kidney Injury, DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and Fee […]

NN&I An Inside Look at Telemedicine for Home Dialysis

HOME DIALYSIS An inside look at the UAB home dialysis telemedicine pilot REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 11, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine’s Red Mountain Home Dialysis Training Unit is piloting a three-year telemedicine trial for peritoneal dialysis patients, funded by a $180,000 grant from Baxter International. Forty patients speak with […]