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CMS Conference Call Agenda for Special Open Door Forum: Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative
(2-page pdf) Call is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2:00–3:30 PM EDT. Slide presentation (51-page pdf) to be used during the call. The participant dial-in number is 1-800-837-1935 and the conference ID is 3416531.
CMS National Dry Run of the Standardized Readmission Ratio for Dialysis Facilities Ends May 2
Notice from the April 24 issue of MLN Connects.

Since March 31, 2014, CMS has been conducting a dry run of the Standardized Readmission Ratio (SRR) for dialysis facilities. The dry run is hosted on the www.dialysisdata.org website. The dry run lasts through May 2, 2014; this is the final day that facility reports for the readmission measure will be available for download on the website. This is also the last day in which users can request the discharge level data files for their facilities. CMS strongly encourages facilities to download their reports, and to provide feedback on the measure, the dry run process, and the dry run website. If you have any questions about the dry run, please contact the help desk at 855-764-2885 of dialysisdata@umich.edu.
  Apr. 24, 2014
bullet point Little Progress Seen Toward Healthy People 2020's Kidney Health Goals
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
bullet point Nationwide IV Fluid Shortage Threatens Care
Free, full-text, Online First article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
bullet point Rationing Salt Water — Disaster Planning and Daily Care Delivery
Free, full-text, perspective piece from the New England Journal of Medicine.
bullet point eAJKD's Coverage of the National Kidney Foundation 2014 Spring Clinical Meeting (SCM14):
bullet point Press Releases from the National Kidney Foundation:
bullet point Coverage of the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting
Feature from Renal & Urology News.
bullet point Help Redesign Peritoneal Dialysis
Posting from the Big D and Me blog.
bullet point Comparison of Myocardial Perfusion during Hemodialysis and Hemodiafiltration
Issue in Progress abstract from Nephron Clinical Practice.
bullet point Acute Kidney Injuries 'Killing Thousands,' Study Claims
Article from NHS Choices (UK).
bullet point Association between Hemoglobin Variability, Serum Ferritin Levels, and Adverse Events/Mortality in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients
Advance Online abstract from Kidney International.
bullet point Greater Risk of Hip Fracture in Hemodialysis Than in Peritoneal Dialysis
Online First abstract from Osteoporosis International.
bullet point Oral Paricalcitol for the Treatment of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text article from Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology.
bullet point Product Recall: Gambro Cartridge Blood Set
Notice from the FDA Enforcement Report for April 23, 2014.
bullet point Seniors Who Suffer Mental Declines May Face Earlier Death: Study
Article from HealthDay.

Editor's note: Another reason why dialysis care should focus on re/habilitation.
bullet point Curing Chronic Hepatitis C — The Arc of a Medical Triumph
Free, full-text, perspective piece from the New England Journal of Medicine.
bullet point Hepatitis B Virus rtI233V Mutation and Resistance to Adefovir
bullet point Sales Of Hepatitis C Drug Shatter Records
bullet point DaVita Expands Kidney Care Services in Malaysia
bullet point Why Telemedicine Is the Future of the Health Care Industry
Article from The Week.
bullet point Congestive Heart Failure, Septicemia Lead Hospital Readmissions Causes
News item from HFMA.
bullet point Stolen Laptops Mean $2M in Mega Fines
Article from HealthCare IT News.
bullet point Top CMS Official Jonathan Blum To Leave Post
News summary from Kaiser Health News.
bullet point Scrapping Rebasing May Hike Interest In Fledgling Kidney Care ACO Effort

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