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 […]

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 […]

Fresenius Medical Care to acquire NxStage Medical, Inc. to strengthen its vertically integrated dialysis business

Fresenius Medical Care to acquire NxStage Medical, Inc. to strengthen its vertically integrated dialysis business AUGUST 7, 2017NEWSROOM Acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. would: position Fresenius Medical Care as a global leader in home dialysis establish U.S. presence in the critical care space further enhance clinical outcomes and patient empowerment support strategic initiative of vertical […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) Article on CA dialysis clinic staff ratio bill by Rebecca Zumoff

POLICY & POLITICS California dialysis clinic staff ratio bill to face State Assembly Committee on Health REBECCA ZUMOFF — JUNE 26, 2017  iStockphoto Legislation that would mandate staff to patient ratios in California dialysis clinics is scheduled to be heard by the California State Assembly Committee on Health June 26 at 1:30 p.m. PT. Senate Bill 349, […]

AAKP Invites you to take a survey

AAKP Center for Patient Engagement and Advocacy ACTION ALERT!  AAKP’s partner, the Kidney Health Initiative (a collaboration of the Food & Drug Administration and the American Society of Nephrology), needs your help! A few minutes to share your knowledge helps others! The survey will be available until Wednesday, June 21. The Kidney Health Initiative is […]

Nephrology News & Issues Article “The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016”

KIDNEY TRANSPLANTTOP 50 KIDNEY TRANSPLANT CENTERS The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2016 Record number of organ transplants in the US shuffles ranking of transplant centers MARK E. NEUMANN — JUNE 12, 2017 top 50, 3d concept University of California Davis Medical Center cracked the code as the busiest kidney transplant center in […]

Nephrology News & Issues Article “CDC estimates 1 in & American Adults have CKD”

CLINICAL CDC estimates 1 in 7 American adults have chronic kidney disease NN&I STAFF — JUNE 12, 2017 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock The number of Americans with chronic kidney disease is higher than previously estimated and affects 15% of the U.S. adult population, according to new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One […]

Nephrology News & Issues Unions beef with Fresenius (article)

NEPHROLOGY BUSINESS Unions beef with Fresenius over staffing levels, input on safety Two unions that backed a one-day strike at Fresenius clinics in New York say the provider is denying their members input on patient care issues and staffing levels, and reneged on an agreement to hire union-backed nurses for a new clinic REBECCA ZUMOFF […]