File A DOT Complaint RE: Air Travel With A Dialysis Machine

Airline Service Complaints and Comments Other than safety or security issues, complaints and comments about airline and air ambulance operator service may be registered with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD). You can call, write or use our web form. You may call the ACPD 24 hours a day at 202-366-2220 (TTY 202-366-0511) to record […]

CMS Final Comments 2017

Dear Ms. Verma: Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notice of proposed rulemaking entitled “Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, and End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive […]

Nephrology News & Issues article “NxStage, Dialyze Direct to offer dialysis to SNFs in Ohio”

NEPHROLOGY BUSINESS NxStage, Dialyze Direct to offer dialysis to SNFs in Ohio NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 25, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock NxStage Medical, Inc., through its Kidney Care subsidiary, is partnering with Dialyze Direct to provide System One dialysis machines for treating nursing home patients in Ohio. Dialyze Direct provides staff-assisted home hemodialysis to patients in skilled nursing […]

Dialysis providers respond to Hurricane Harvey By NEPHROLOGY NEWS AND ISSUES ARTICLE

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY Dialysis providers respond to Hurricane Harvey MARK E. NEUMANN — AUGUST 29, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock Dozens of dialysis clinics remained closed Monday night in reaction to massive flooding along the Texas Gulf Coast from Hurricane Harvey. Coastal towns and big cities like Houston were overwhelmed with 120 MPH winds and more than 30 inches […]

Nephrology News & Issues article “FDA clears NxStage System One for use without a care partner”

CLINICAL FDA clears NxStage System One for use without a care partner NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 28, 2017  Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared NxStage Medical Inc.’s System One for solo home hemodialysis, without a care partner, during waking hours. “Patients have been asking for an FDA-cleared solo option for years,” said Dr. Allan […]

Home Dialyzors United Congratulates NxStage and Fresenius on Their Partnership

For Immediate Release August 7, 2017 Contact: Denise Eilers, President, Home Dialyzors United Email: gedeei@aol.com Home Dialyzors United Congratulates NxStage and Fresenius on Their Merger. Davenport Iowa. Home Dialyzors United (HDU) is pleased to congratulate Nxstage and Fresenius on its proposed merger. As strong supporters of optimal dialysis and home therapies, HDU agrees that the […]

NN&I Article “Hand hygiene compliance improves when patients are empowered to speak up”

CLINICAL Hand hygiene compliance improves when patients are empowered to speak up NN&I STAFF — AUGUST 16, 2017  Hand-wash Armed with new tools to help them, patients and parents felt empowered to remind health care providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, according to a new study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection […]

NN&I Article on SONG-HD Initiative shows disparity between patients and medical professionals on desired outcomes by David L. Rosenbloom

CLINICAL SONG-HD Initiative shows disparity between patients and medical professionals on desired outcomes DAVID L. ROSENBLOOM — AUGUST 9, 2017  iStockphoto A new international consortium of medical professionals, academic researchers, and dialysis patients and their care partners has determined that treatment outcomes most sought by patients are not supported by the bulk of medical research done in […]