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Rep. Tom Marino Urges Support of Important Kidney Care Legislation

Bill Improves Research, Patient Choice, Care Coordination for Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, DC – Co-Chair of the Congressional Kidney Caucus Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) was joined by representatives of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) to spotlight the importance of The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4814), bi-partisan legislation that will…

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Kidney Care Partners, in Cooperation with the Congressional Kidney Caucus, to Host A Briefing on The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014 (H.R. 4814)

Kidney Community to Discuss Kidney Disease & Kidney Failure in America; H.R. 4814: A Blueprint for Kidney Care in the Future WHAT: Kidney Care Partners, a broad-based coalition and voice of the kidney community, will detail comprehensive kidney care legislation that will set the stage for the future of the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease…

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CMS Delays Star Rating System For Dialysis Centers Until 2015

Published by Bloomberg BNA Michael D. Williamson September 10, 2014 The CMS Sept. 10 announced a three-month delay—until January—of a planned star rating system for dialysis centers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services first announced the dialysis facilities star rating system in a June 18 blog post. According to the post, “Later this year…

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Statement by Dr. Edward Jones, Chairman, Kidney Care Partners Regarding the CMS Five-Star Program

Kidney Coalition Calls on CMS to Address Serious Flaws in ESRD Five-Star Program Before Implementation Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced plans to change the implementation date of its Dialysis Five-Star Rating System from October 1, 2014, to January 2015. The Agency says it plans to use the time ‘for consumer…

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Industry, Patients Say Delay Of Dialysis Star Ratings Program Is Insufficient

Published by Inside Health Policy John Wilkerson September 11, 2014 CMS is delaying the dialysis star rating program, but the dialysis centers and patient advocates that have harshly criticized the program are not happy because CMS plans to use the three-month delay for consumer education and has no plans to change the program. Trade and…

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CMS Delays Dialysis Star Ratings For 3 Months; Industry, Patients Say That’s Insufficient

Published by Inside Health Policy John Wilkerson September 10, 2014 CMS is delaying the dialysis star rating program, but the dialysis centers and patient advocates that have harshly criticized the program are not happy because CMS plans to use the three-month delay for public education and has no plans to change the program. Trade and…

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CMS Puts Dialysis Center Rating System on Hold

Published by Long-Term Living Lois Bowers September 10, 2014 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed until January implementation of a five-star rating system for dialysis centers similar to the one already used for nursing homes. The original launch date was to be Oct. 1. The federal agency announced that it needed…

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Memo: CMS to delay five-star rating system for dialysis facilities

Published by Nephrology News & Issues September 10, 2014 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has agreed to delay implementation of its five-star rating system for dialysis facilities until January, according to a memo received by dialysis advocacy groups this morning. The renal community has been critical of the system, saying it had little…

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CMS Delays Dialysis Center Five-Star Rating System

Published by Modern Healthcare Sabriya Rice September 10, 2014 The federal government will wait until January to roll out its five-star rating system meant to help consumers compare quality at dialysis centers and is reevaluating the timeline for extending it to hospitals and home care providers. Use of the system on the CMS’ dialysis centers…

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