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CMS Special Open Door Forum: Star Ratings on Dialysis Facility Compare, Monday, October 6, 2014
Conference call only 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m, ET.

"We invite questions from ESRD patients, consumers and consumer advocates, and plans, providers, and purchasers in advance, or during the forum. Please submit questions here.

Please follow along during the call for the Power Point slides: www.dialysisdata.org.  

We look forward to your participation."

Special Open Door Participation Instructions: Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-837-1935, Conference ID #: 8597626.
  Sept. 30, 2014
bullet point Transplant Nephrologists and Surgeons: Do More to Increase Living Donation
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
bullet point Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from the Journal of the American Medical Association:
bullet point Call for Survey Participants Regarding Clinical Trial Endpoints in Dialysis Vascular Access
Notice from the American Nephrology Nurses Association.
bullet point 2014 Issue of Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis
21 free, full-text articles (PDFs).
bullet point Quality of Survey Reporting in Nephrology Journals: A Methodologic Review
CJASN Express abstract.
bullet point Early View Abstracts from Seminars In Dialysis:
bullet point Sleep Apnea in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: a Single Center Experience
Early Online abstract from Renal Failure.
bullet point 44-h Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Revealing the True Burden of Hypertension in Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients
Online First abstract from Pediatric Nephrology.
bullet point Serum IL-31 Linked to Itching in Hemodialysis Patients
bullet point Redesigned Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Website Launched September 26
bullet point Transplant Drug Could Boost the Power of Brain Tumor Treatments
bullet point Flexible Skin Temperature Sensor Changes Color, Helps Detect Blood Flow and Hydration Levels
bullet point Dollars for Doctors: How Industry Money Reaches Physicians
Article from ProPublica. Also see their 'Dollars for Doctors' project page.
bullet point Higher Nurse to Patient Standard Improves Staff Safety
News release from UC Davis Health System.
bullet point Free, Full-Text, Online First Articles from JAMA Internal Medicine:
bullet point Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources Directory
NIOSH directory page.
bullet point Heart, Mini-Stroke Risks From Asthma Drug: FDA
bullet point Accurate and Efficient Assessments of Working Posture
Turbulent Times for Accountable Care Organizations
(Registration required, but free.) Article from MedPage Today.
Hospital Leaders Say More Time Needed for Stage 2 Meaningful Use
Article from Hospitals & Health Networks.
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