Tag: dialysis


Dialysis industry spends millions, emerges as power player in California politics

December 10, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The nation’s dialysis industry has poured $233 million into California campaigns over the past four years, establishing its leading companies as a formidable political force eager to protect their bottom line and influence state policy. Most of the money the […]

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Study finds increase in peritoneal dialysis use in the U.S. after Medicare payment reform

November 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

More US patients with kidney failure started, stayed on, and switched to peritoneal dialysis following a payment policy implemented in 2011 by Medicare. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, suggest that the policy is having a […]


Changes to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis

April 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

In a commentary published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. Medicare spends approximately $35 billion annually on care for beneficiaries with end-stage […]