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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.

Fresenius Medical Care takes $600M stake in Sound Physicians

By Reuters  |  June 27, 2014

Germany's Fresenius Medical Care agreed to buy a majority stake in Tacoma, Wash.-based Sound Inpatient Physicians for about $600 million, part of a drive to offer additional services linked to its core business of kidney dialysis.

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.

Dialysis providers welcome reprieve on CMS payment cuts

Dialysis providers welcome reprieve on CMS payment cuts

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 25, 2013

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.

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.

Cogent announces name change, new CEO

By Rachel Landen  |  July 23, 2013

Hospital medicine and critical-care company Cogent Healthcare has named Dean Weiland president and CEO and a member of its board.

FDA takes action to ease neonatal drug shortage

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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