Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past couple weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your nephrologist peers, we invite you to please share news links in the comments.
Private health insurers paid one of the nation’s largest dialysis companies treatment rates that were four times more than Medicare and Medicaid, according to an analysis by researchers at UCLA.
Achieving health equity at a local level is challenging. Doing so consistently at a national scale is rare. Yet that is exactly what one U.S. health care sector — dialysis care — has been doing, substantially outperforming many other sectors of this ecosystem.
New online platform will provide unique and powerful infrastructure for patient engagement, research studies and public health advocacy initiatives.
72-year-old Linda Nall, suffering from lupus and kidney failure, posted a sign in search of a kidney donor. Her neighbor, 84-year-old Frank Dewhurst, knocked on her door to answer the call. In the United States, less than 5 percent of kidney donors are over the age of 65, making Dewhurst the nation’s oldest known kidney donor.
At a hearing on MACRA implementation, industry leaders from the AMA, AMGA, and more called for greater incentive payments and streamlined quality reporting.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus believe climate change may play role in epidemic that has killed thousands of agricultural workers.
Plant-based diets can be risky in chronic kidney disease because they’re high in potassium. However, there are options that may allow more plants in the diet.
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