12 Apr

Potential Solutions to Common Kidney Transplant Obstacles

A recent study on Improving Access to Kidney Transplantation published in Kidney Me Volume 3, Issue 5 in September/October 2021 Edition, identified barriers as expressed from both Transplant Centers...

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12 Mar

Can Self-Dialysis help solve staffing issues?

The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for ESRD, Chapter 11, defines Self-Dialysis in section 10 as: “Dialysis performed by an ESRD patient in-facility with the expectation that the patient performs...

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02 Mar

How can an ultra-filtration calculator help your facility thrive?

ESRD QIP Measures for 2022 continues the reporting requirement for UFR.  Understanding the guidelines for this reporting measure is only the beginning.  Educating patients, training staff, and creating an...

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08 Feb

Dialysis Billing Transformation

In the last ten years, dialysis billing, revenue and quality metrics have changed greatly. Beginning in 2011, dialysis payments from Medicare became a bundled payment. This change was to...

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11 Jan

Tablo Dialysis: TPNIES and Home Therapies

The latest Tablo dialysis Transitional Payment for New and Innovative Equipment and Supplies (TPNIES) add-on begins in January 2022. Information is available for clinics by visiting CMS TPNIES Information....

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14 Dec

The Value of Accessible Patient Data

Remember the days when you pulled a chart off the spinning rack and all of the patient data was included. Tabs sorted this information, and everyone wrote in this...

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29 Nov

Visonex Customer Service

In today’s modern world of self-check-out as well as online ordering, communication with customer service teams seems to have been lost. Seldom do we find a person roaming large...

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11 Nov

Patient Rights Regarding Access to Medical Records

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) governs an individual’s right to access their own medical records. HIPAA regulations recognize the importance of providing individuals with...

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29 Oct

The Future of Kidney Care

The CDC estimates that more than 37 million Americans are living with chronic kidney disease. The vast majority don’t even know it because there are typically very few or...

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30 Sep

What Is Interoperability in Healthcare and Why Is It Important?

Interoperability in the context of healthcare electronic health records (EHR) is the ability to share patient and related information between EHR systems. There are many different EHR systems available...

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