Home Dialysis in the News

Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis at Home 
About half a million Americans need dialysis, which cleans toxins from the body when the kidneys can't anymore. It can cost more than $50,000 a year, and takes hours each week at a dialysis center.
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NxStage and Satellite Healthcare Announce New Three-Year Home Hemodialysis Agreement that Includes Innovative Nx2me Platform
NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:  NXTM), leading medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today announced a three-year agreement with Satellite Healthcare that includes NxStage's innovative Nx2me Connected Health® platform for their patients performing home hemodialysis ("HHD") therapy with the NxStage® System One™.
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Black Health and Kidney Disease: The Untold Stories
The epidemic of kidney disease in the Black community has many stories to tell.  Black Americans experience three times the risk of developing kidney failure as compared to the White population. 
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Still waiting: New dialysis centers struggle with certification delays
A hereditary disease attacked her kidneys, so, three times a week, she drives from her home in southwest Shawnee County to spend four hours at DaVita's dialysis center in St. Francis' Mulvane building in central Topeka, where machines take over the job of removing the waste and excess water from her blood.
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Effects of Physician Payment Reform on Provision of Home Dialysis
The Medicare program’s transition in 2004 to tiered fee-for-service physician reimbursement for dialysis care had the unintended consequence of reducing use of home dialysis.
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Behind the Expansion of Home Dialysis, Rigorous Training and Texting Education is Key to Increasing Home Dialysis
Out of the ten largest U.S. dialysis providers, Satellite Healthcare has the largest number of its dialysis patients using home therapies. In 2015, the company had more than 20% of its patients using home dialysis. In 2014, the total was almost 22%. Kay Deck, VP Home Therapies and Clinical Services at Satellite Healthcare, told NN&I how the provider achieved that number, and why home dialysis is important.
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Providing Peritoneal Dialysis to Elderly Patients Removing Barriers to Home Dialysis
Economist Alex Brill of Matrix Global Advisors released a report March 3 demonstrating how federal policies limit patient access to home dialysis. Brill discussed the report in more detail, and included some steps to overcome the barriers to home dialysis care.
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In Rural States Policy Changes to Improve Access to Home Dialysis are Vital
By its very nature, chronic kidney disease can rob individuals of their independence. It gradually causes a person to lose the ability to filter wastes from the body, and should kidneys fail entirely, a patient must rely on renal replacement therapy (dialysis) to live. An estimated 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease of varying degrees; more than 600,000 have end-stage kidney failure.
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Congress can improve access to home dialysis
The day the truck arrived to deliver my husband John’s home dialysis supplies, our quality of life changed for the better. As family, we had been completely overwhelmed by his kidney failure; he had to make three, 100-mile trips to a dialysis center each week, to be hooked up to a machine for up to six hours. After visiting the center, he was drained, lethargic, and worn out. With home dialysis, our family could be a family again. 
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Kidney dialysis – From the Comfort of your Sitting Room
If Ian Hichens wants to go away for a few days, he must book three or four months in advance – not a hotel, but a hospital. Hichens uses a kidney dialysis machine five times a week at his home in Bleasby in Nottinghamshire; it is four feet high and too large to move.
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Report identifies positive news on kidney disease in the U.S., yet challenges remain
The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the U.S.
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Home dialysis option comes to Memphis
A new dialysis center in Germantown is working to spread the word about home dialysis for patients with kidney disorders. NxStage Kidney Care Inc., a subsidiary of NxStage Medical Inc., has opened its first Memphis location at 8040 Wolf River Blvd. in Germantown. The center is being led by Jo Pinnaka, an internist and nephrologist.
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Senate Finance Committee Considering Telehealth Options to Improve Care and Lower Costs
On December 18, 2015, the United States Senate Committee on Finance (the Committee) released a Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group Policy Options Document (available at http://src.bna.com/bEV) (the Policy Document), which outlines approaches under consideration to improve the care and treatment of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic diseases.
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Northwest Kidney Centers honors home dialysis patient, advocate Bill Peckham
Northwest Kidney Centers has named a conference room at one of its Seattle dialysis clinics after home dialyzor Bill Peckham to commemorate his 25-year dialysis anniversary. The Bill Peckham Home Dialysis Conference Room was paid for by donors, including Dialysis Clinic Inc., who also donated money to kidney research. NxStage is donating Peckham’s well-traveled dialysis machine to Northwest Kidney Centers’ dialysis museum.
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