NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

Nation’s Kidney Care Community Says Medicare Rule Goes Too Far, Cuts Too Deep

Coalition Concerned That Phase-In Will Not Mitigate Impact on Patient Access and Care Quality WASHINGTON – The nation’s kidney care leaders today expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent – or nearly $30 per treatment – over three to four years will…

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Kidney Care Council Statement on the End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System Final Rule

Cuts to Dialysis Medicare Reimbursement Put Care of Vulnerable Patients at Risk The Kidney Care Council (KCC) is concerned about the negative impact of the multiyear reduction in payment released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) Final Rule. “Dialysis providers…

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Kidney Care Partners to Host Webinar to Discuss the Success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Initiative to Improve Patient Mortality Rates

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year Rate Washington, DC – On Tuesday, October 8 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners will host a Webinar to discuss the success of the…

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Kidney Care Partners’ Quality Initiative Spurs 25% Improvement In Mortality Rates for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year

Washington, DC – Kidney Care Partners’ PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) quality improvement initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction in mortality rates for dialysis patients in the first 90 days of treatment and a nearly 14 percent reduction during the first year, according to an analysis of data prepared by Brown University*.…

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