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Dialysis providers welcome reprieve on CMS payment cuts
By Beth Kutscher | November 25, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dialysis providers welcomed a 2014 reprieve in Medicare payment cuts for the treatment of end-stage renal disease and signaled they'll keep up their efforts to change the underlying policy.
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CMS to phase in controversial payment cut to dialysis providers
By Beth Kutscher | November 22, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In what is likely to be a relief to dialysis providers, the CMS decided to phase in the controversial payment cut to dialysis providers over a three- to four-year period.
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Fresenius warned over Puerto Rico plant
By Reuters | August 27, 2013
U.S. regulators have issued a third warning this year for German healthcare group Fresenius to improve procedures at its sites, this time a blood bag manufacturing plant in Puerto Rico.
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U.S. Renal Care acquires Ambulatory Services of America
By Rachel Landen | August 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
U.S. Renal Care has completed its acquisition of Ambulatory Services of America after first announcing in June the planned merger of the dialysis companies.
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Cogent announces name change, new CEO
By Rachel Landen | July 23, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital medicine and critical-care company Cogent Healthcare has named Dean Weiland president and CEO and a member of its board.
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CMS proposes 9.4% cut for dialysis providers
By Rich Daly | July 01, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dialysis service providers would see a 9.4% cut to their Medicare pay in 2014 under a proposed CMS update issued late Monday.
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U.S. Renal Care to acquire Ambulatory Services of America
By Rachel Landen | June 26, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
U.S. Renal Care will acquire Ambulatory Services of America under a definitive merger agreement that the Plano, Texas-based dialysis company announced Tuesday.
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Hungry for a solution | Shortages of IV nutrition products challenge providers and regulators
By Jaimy Lee | June 08, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Tim Weaver, an 18-year-old college student who lives in Naperville, Ill., is one of the estimated 30,000 people in the U.S. who rely on intravenous nutrition products to keep them alive.
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FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage
By Matthew Perrone / Associated Press | May 29, 2013
Federal health regulators are allowing overseas imports of critical intravenous drugs used to nourish premature infants, amid a shortage that has affected hospitals nationwide.
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DaVita continues push abroad with Taiwan deal
By Beth Kutscher | January 21, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
DaVita, the Denver-based kidney-care provider, has forged its second international deal this month and will enter the dialysis market in Taiwan.
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