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Intensive Hemodialysis: Potential for Improving Patient Outcomes — Free, Full-Text, Supplement Issue of American Journal of Kidney Diseases
Articles include:

Editor's note: How much longer must U.S. patients endure the cardiac and cerebral stunning associated with the junk-bond shotgun dialysis that destroys their lives? What are the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) waiting for? Do we need a major newspaper to expose the financial ties between the junk-bond dialysis corporations and the memberships of these organizations?
Trying to Reduce the Uncertainty Surrounding Phosphorus Binders
Posting from the AJKD blog.
Free, Full-Text Articles from American Journal of Kidney Diseases:
Hemodialysis Plastic Cannulae — a Possible Alternative to Traditional Metal Needles?
Free, full-text article from the Journal of Vascular Access.
Early View Abstracts from Hemodialysis International:
HIV and Kidney Diseases: 35 Years of History and Consequences
Free, full-text, Advance Access article from Clinical Kidney Journal.
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Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Patient-Centered Review
(Registration required, but free.) Free, full-text article from Journal for Nurse Practitioners via Medscape Nephrology.
A New Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid for Japanese Patients: a Randomized Noninferiority Clinical Trial of Safety and Efficacy
Free, First Online, Open Access article from Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
Quality of Life, Clinical Outcome, Personality and Coping in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients
Latest Article abstract from Renal Failure.
Arbor Research Presentations at the ASN Kidney Week 2016
23 abstracts to be presented in Chicago, Nov. 15-20
Baxter Boosts Earnings Outlook on Revenue, Profit Growth
FDA Recall Notice: Neptune Plus Hemostatic Pad
Physician's Political Party Could Affect Healthcare, Study Finds
Article from Medical Economics.
Sharp Rise in Obamacare Premiums for 2017
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CMS Announces Additional Opportunities for Clinicians to Join Innovative Care Approaches under the Quality Payment Program
Press release.

"In 2017, under the Quality Payment Program, clinicians may earn a 5 percent incentive payment through sufficient participation in the following Advanced APMs (Alternative Payment Models) :

  • Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (Large Dialysis Organization (LDO) arrangement)
  • Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (non-LDO arrangement)
  • CPC+
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs - Track 2
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs - Track 3
  • Next Generation ACO Model
  • Oncology Care Model (two-sided risk arrangement)"
CMS Fixes Error Code, but Payment Catch-Up for Dialysis Providers Will Last through November
Article from Nephrology News & Issues.

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