Azar: Incentives For Center-Based Dialysis Need To Change

By Michelle M. Stein / March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
HHS Secretary Alex Azar indicated Monday (March 4) that HHS hopes to change incentives for home dialysis and transplants, as he said the system is leading dialysis companies to keep from helping patients find or prep for a transplant and to not give patients the best options for care in the home. However, Kidney Care Partners, which includes major dialysis providers DaVita and Fresenius, released an analysis that says dialysis care improvements in patient survival and per-patient Medicare spending reductions...

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