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HHS Announces First KidneyX Prize Competition

September 28, 2018
HHS on Friday (Sep. 28) announced about $2.6 million in prize money for the KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis competition, and Ed Simcox, HHS chief technology officer, said at a briefing that the while the prize competition can encourage innovation, coordination between FDA and CMS to improve patient access will also be part of the KidneyX initiative. Simcox said the Government Accountability Office has found that Medicare spends about 7 percent of its budget on beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease. KidneyX is...


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