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 […]

Home and more frequent dialysis at the fore of Medicare dialysis rulemaking

Home and more frequent dialysis at the fore of Medicare dialysis rulemaking Home dialysis training payment proposals a move in the right direction; more frequent hemodialysis payment proposals beg for substantial public comment Joseph E. Turk, Jr. — July 11, 2016 Editor’s Note: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its 2017 proposed rule […]

NN&I Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing?

CLINICAL Is it possible to reduce hospital admissions through evidence-based clinic staffing? The role of evidence-based clinic staffing standards has been absent from considerations about ways to reduce hospital admissions among dialysis patients SHARE ON: WILLIAM A. WOLFE, MSW — JULY 6, 2016 Patients who find themselves on in-center dialysis have the higher rates of […]

HDU Has Been Working for You, 2016

During the first half of 2016 Home Dialyzors United’s Board of Directors have exhibited at conferences, attended summits and symposiums, and spend several days lobbying on Capitol Hill talking about kidney issues with legislators. Below are the links to all the activities we participated in: Exhibited at Annual Dialysis Conference Exhibited at National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinicals […]