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  Mar. 2, 2015
bullet point Hearts in the Crossfire: Standard Hemodialysis Stuns Organs—But, There is Hope!
Blog posting from Home Dialysis Central.
bullet point Over 50 Percent of People Currently Age 30 to 49 Could Develop CKD in Their Lifetime
Press release from the National Kidney Foundation.
bullet point New Kidney Disease Legislation Introduced
Press release from Kidney Care Partners.

Editor's note: Text of the bill is not yet available.
bullet point Free, Full-Text Articles from Kidney International:
bullet point The Prognostic Value of Positive T-Wave in Lead aVR in Hemodialysis Patients
Free, full-text, Online First article in Clinical and Experimental Nephrology.
bullet point Patients' and Relatives' Experiences of Peritonitis When Using Peritoneal Dialysis
Early View abstract from Journal of Renal Care.
bullet point Factors Associated with Albumin Loss in Post-Dilution Hemodiafiltration and Nutritional Consequences
Online First abstract from the International Journal of Artificial Organs.
bullet point Funding Renal Replacement Therapy in Southeast Asia: Building Public-Private Partnerships in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia
Article in Press abstract from American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
bullet point Antiretrovirals Linked to Cumulative Kidney Risk
(Registration required, but free.) Article from Medscape Medical News.
bullet point Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say
bullet point Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices
bullet point ACA Boosts Primary Care Visits by Just 3.8%
News brief from Healthcare DIVE.
CMS Requests Suggestions for Updates to Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities
The Clinical Standards Group (CSG) in the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) is responsible for developing, updating and overseeing the CMS regulations on the Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) for ESRD facilities.  These particular regulations were last revised in 2008 (116-page pdf); therefore, CSG is asking the ESRD community to review the current Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) and provide suggestions for additions/changes/obsoletions that may be useful in a future update to the current regulations.

Please email ESRDCSG@cms.hhs.gov by April 1st with your suggestions for future updates to the CMS regulations on the Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) for ESRD facilities.
CMS Extends Meaningful Use Deadline to March 20

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