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CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for ESRD PPS, QIP, Coverage and Payment for Acute Kidney Injury, DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and Fee Schedule, and Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (CMS 1651-P)
Fact sheet from CMS. The proposed CY 2017 ESRD PPS base rate is an increase of $0.65 from the CY 2016 base rate of $230.39. Under the proposed rule (260-page pdf), dialysis facilities would receive $50 million more in 2017 than they received in reimbursement from CMS in 2016.

Comments on the rule are due Aug. 23.

Editor's comment: Same old evolutionary changes to the sick-patient model of U.S. dialysis care.
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Report: China Still Harvesting Organs from Prisoners at a Massive Scale
Article from CNN. Update from the International Coalition to End Organ Pillaging in China.
"If somebody goes to China to get an organ, at this point, in this day and age, chances are they are receiving it, they are getting their organ from a Falun Gong practitioner, who was murdered on their behalf."

– Ethan Gutmann
Diabetes, Kidney Disease, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the Jackson Heart Study
CJASN Express abstract and press release from the American Society of Nephrology. Article from HealthDay.

Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:

Needs Assessment: Towards a More Responsive Canadian Society of Nephrology Annual Gen. Meeting (CSN AGM) Program
Free, full-text, Open Access article from Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease.
Iron-Related Parameters in Dialysis Patients Treated with Sucroferric Oxyhydroxide
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from NDT.
Home- or Institutional Hemodialysis? - a Matched Pair-Cohort Study Comparing Survival and Some Modifiable Factors Related to Survival
Issue-in-Progress abstract from Kidney & Blood Pressure Research.

CJASN Express Abstracts:

Vitamin E–Coated and Heparin-Coated Dialyzer Membranes for Heparin-Free Hemodialysis: A Multicenter, Randomized, Crossover Trial
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
The Current State of Peritoneal Dialysis
JASN Express abstract.
Risk of Renal Cell Carcinoma Among Kidney Transplant Recipients in the United States
Early View abstract from American Journal of Transplantation.
New Baxter Study Demonstrates Perceived Value of Telemedicine to Increase Access to Care and Reduce Hospitalizations
Press release. Article from PLOS ONE.
Parathyroidectomy Rates Stable Despite Changes in Medical Therapy
Article from Renal & Urology News.
Wearable Biosensors Studied for Clinical Monitoring and Treatment
Free, full-text, Online First article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hidden Harm: US Healthcare Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Entire UK
Article from Reuters Health.
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