Journal Watch - Quality Of Life
Medicare Reimbursement Has Driven More PD
Changes to the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) in 2011 to create financial incentives for PD have worked, finds a new analysis of 6,433 dialysis clinics before and after the change. Since 2011, 6% more clinics offered PD, and program size increased from an average of 5.7 patients to 6.9. Non-urban, chain, and larger clinics were significantly more likely to have changed their PD practices in response to the PPS change.
Read the abstract » | (added 12/14/2018)
Nocturnal HD is Underused
A new review suggests that the improved outcomes associated with more hours of HD in-center or at home mean that these options should be used more. Read the abstract.
Read the abstract » | (added 09/10/2018)