Medicare is using one of its biggest hammers to try to fix the dialysis system: how providers are paid

(By Isabella Cueto for STAT)

Chronic kidney disease, already a problem affecting millions of Americans, is only expected to become more prevalent as the country ages. For those with the disease, a transplant is the ideal treatment, but dialysis is their reality. Hundreds of thousands of Americans flock to clinics three times a week to have their blood filtered through — in the absence of a functioning kidney — a machine or their abdomen. Continue reading here…

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