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 […]

The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2015

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTTOP 50 KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTERS The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2015 The University of California San Francisco performed 356 kidney or kidney/pancreas transplants in 2015, the most out of all transplant centers in the United States SHARE ON: REBECCA ZUMOFF — JUNE 20, 2016 Istock Photo The University of California San […]

Baxter nixes Vivia home hemodialysis machine

Baxter nixes Vivia home hemodialysis machine Baxter Renal Care has ended clinical trials in Canada and in the U.S. to develop a new home hemodialysis machine. MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 21, 2016 Baxter Renal Care has pulled the plug on clinical trials in Canada and in the U.S. for its Vivia home hemodialysis machine. […]

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 […]

RUN Bariatric Surgery prior to Transplant Risk

Jody A. Charnow, Editor June 16, 2016 Bariatric Surgery May Increase Risk of Renal Allograft Loss Possible reasons include malabsorption of immunosuppressive drugs and deposition of oxalate crystals in transplanted kidneys. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery prior to kidney transplantation may be more likely to experience graft loss at 1 year than those with a […]

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors NN&I STAFF — JUNE 13, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors. The announcement was made yesterday at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston by Jon Friedman, MD, chief medical officer […]

NN&I Researchers make step towards Kidney Regeneration

Researchers make step towards kidney regeneration by developing method for culturing kidney cells SHARE ON: NN&I STAFF — JUNE 7, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock Researchers have established methods for culturing kidney progenitor cells in vitro that maintain their ability to form the glomerulus. Researchers at Kumamoto University in Japan and the National Cancer Institute of the […]