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Investors hope to profit from sharing Medicare bundled payment load

By Melanie Evans  |  September 12, 2015

The Affordable Care Act's experiments in Medicare payment reform have their doubters, but investors see opportunity. Several companies have emerged to capitalize on the ACA's complex new programs designed to change how traditional Medicare spends more than $450 billion a year in payments.

Dialysis patients get substandard care despite guidelines

Dialysis patients get substandard care despite guidelines

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 24, 2015

Many kidney-failure patients continue to receive critical dialysis treatments through catheters, a vein access method that is widely known to increase the risk of serious infections, blood clots and even death.

Blog: What a difference the dialysis data makes

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 28, 2015

Before a controversial five-star rating system for dialysis facilities was released this year, kidney-care groups seemed unified in their opposition to the system. DaVita was against it until the ratings put the company's facilities in a positive light.

Fresenius operates half of Medicare's lowest-rated dialysis facilities

Fresenius operates half of Medicare's lowest-rated dialysis facilities

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 26, 2015

Medicare's new five-star quality-rating system for dialysis facilities suggests significant disparities between the care provided by the nation's largest kidney-care companies. Far fewer Fresenius Medical Care facilities earned five- and four-star ratings than those of competitor DaVita Kidney Care.

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 11, 2014

The $25 billion dialysis industry faces transformation as it moves from offering a profitable niche service to what insurers see as a cost center under the population health-management approach.

FDA clears more saline imports to address shortage

By Associated Press  |  April 30, 2014

Federal health regulators are allowing a U.S. medical supply company to import saline solution from its Spanish plant to address a national shortage of the hospital staple.

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