Dialysis

NxStage Medical celebrates decade of System One

NxStage Medical Inc., which makes dialysis products, is heralding the 10th year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) clearance of its System One™ product.

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention ...

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There's nothing like the first time you get to meet people, attend education sessions and see the exhibit hall at the American Health Care Association, as I found out last week. If you weren't there, you missed a lot.

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

No more Rehab Medium RUG defaults

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Well, Oct. 1 has passed, and we're all still hanging in. The biggest changes we saw to rehab were the addition of reporting co-treatment minutes on our billing logs and Section O on the MDS. And, the new question of "how many DISTINCT calendar days" were received between SLP, OT, and PT.

C. diff especially deadly for those with kidney disease, researchers find

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People with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have a significantly elevated risk of dying from Clostridium difficile infection, according to a recent study.

Drug regimen found effective for common kidney condition

Drug regimen found effective for common kidney condition

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A major clinical trial out of the United Kingdom points a new direction for treating a common form of kidney disease.

CMS boosts payments, incentives for dialysis centers

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Medicare payments to providers that offer outpatient maintenance dialysis treatments will increase 2.5% in calendar year 2013, regulators said.