RRC Lapeer Home Choice LLC and NexCare Health System will offer on-site dialysis services to residents in NexCare Centers.
An "epidemic" of inappropriate diuretic prescribing is hitting seniors, a top researcher says. The drugs are widely overused to treat arterial hypertension, heart failure and renal disease, said Martin Wehling, M.D., in a recent issue of JAMDA.
A major clinical trial out of the United Kingdom points a new direction for treating a common form of kidney disease.
In the first study to look at cognitive function and impaired renal function, researchers at Temple University found the rate of cognitive decline was associated with deterioration in kidney function.
Medicare should reimburse for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) — or consultations with a registered dietician — to prevent and treat chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cancer and renal disease.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule that would create a pay-for-performance system for end-stage renal disease facilities.