Putting patients at the center of KidneyX

from the www.HHS.gov Blog published on May 16, 2018  By: Bruce D. Greenstein, HHS Chief Technology Officer Summary:  HHS and the ASN created KidneyX for the development of drugs, devices and digital health tools for diagnostics and treatment of kidney disease. Dialysis patients typically spend 12 hours a week attached to a machine. I saw this […]

Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) from ASN

ASN and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sign MOU to Launch Kidney Innovation Accelerator In order to spur the development and commercialization of innovative technologies and therapeutics in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases, ASN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HHS to establish the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX). More than […]

New Advisory Board

INSPIRING, INFORMING, AND ADVOCATING FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE HOME DIALYSIS COMMUNITY For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 Contact: Denise Eilers, RN, BSN, President, Home Dialyzors United Email: ngedney@homedialyzorsunited.org The next several years promise to be exciting ones for HDU as we strive to develop a significant impact on the ESRD communities we […]

Kidney Innovation Accelerator

article from http://www.kidneynews.org/policy-advocacy/asn-policy-priorities/presidents-column-kidney-innovation-accelerator President’s Column: Kidney Innovation Accelerator By Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN Dr. Mark D. Okusa is the ASN President and the John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of the Center for Immunity, Inflammation, and Regenerative Medicine, and Chief of Nephrology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In 2010, about […]

HDU Submits Comments to MAC’s and CMS

INSPIRING, INFORMING, AND ADVOCATING FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE HOME DIALYSIS COMMUNITY December 14, 2017 ATTN: CGS Medicare Administrative Contractor Dear Sir, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Home Dialyzors United (HDU), we thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed policy changes recently published by the […]

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 […]