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  Aug. 29, 2014
bullet point Kidney Organ Allocation in the USA - Upcoming Changes
6-minute video presentation by Leonardo Riella, MD, PhD from Harvard Medical School. Also see this previous posting from the Renal Fellow Network blog.
bullet point HemoDialysis Frequency Article Published by Noridian
Link from the California Dialysis Council.
bullet point Patient- and Provider-Reported Information about Transplantation and Subsequent Waitlisting
JASN Express abstract.
bullet point Arteriovenous Fistula Placement in the Elderly: When Is the Optimal Time?
JASN Express abstract.
bullet point The Association between Dialysis Modality and the Risk for Dialysis Technique and Nondialysis Technique Related Infections
Advance Access abstract from NDT.
bullet point Counseling Potential Donors to the Risk of ESRD After Kidney Donation: Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
Letter to the Editor from American Journal of Transplantation.
bullet point Four Seasons for Reflecting. Summer: Taste and Touch
Free, full-text article from NDT.
bullet point How Does Fluzone High-Dose Differ from Other Flu Vaccines?
Article from The Mayo Clinic.
bullet point The Joint Commission Issues Alert In Preparation for New Tubing Connector Standards
News item from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
bullet point 15 Gambro Renal Product Recalls Related to Prisma/Prismaflex
See FDA Enforcement Report for week of August 27, 2014.
bullet point Fresenius Medical Care Introduces New ‘Chair Yoga’ Program
bullet point Report: FBI Issues Healthcare Hacker Alert
News item from HFMA.
bullet point The PCORI Perspective on Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Free, full-text, Online First viewpoint article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
bullet point Urgent Care Centers Opening For People With Mental lllness
bullet point MedPAC Comment Letter on CMS's Proposed Rule: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Models & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2015
18-page pdf from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
bullet point Pennsylvania Becomes 27th State to Expand Medicaid under ACA
bullet point ICD-10 Testing Weeks Set

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