Monthly Archives: July 2013

Advocacy Update: Support Continues to Build for Immunosuppressive Legislation

Momentum is growing on the Medicare immunosuppressive legislation!  Following the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing on H.R. 1428 in late June, additional Representatives have signed on as cosponsors for a total of almost 80.  Also, in his remarks before … Continue reading

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Employee Wellness Programs Are A Win-Win

This spring, the Federal government issued new rules to allow employers and health plans to provide rewards to employees who achieve certain health-related goals.  These new rules provide additional protection against discrimination based on health status, but also permit employers … Continue reading

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Who Gets the Kidney? 5 Changes to the Allocation System

More than 96,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for a life-saving kidney and if this year follows the trend of years past, there will only be about 16,500 kidneys donated. Clearly, the demand is far greater than the … Continue reading

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Medicare Proposes Deep Cuts for Dialysis

On Monday July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual proposed rule to update Medicare payment to dialysis providers beginning January 1, 2014 and to modify the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), which reduces reimbursement to … Continue reading

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