Home Hemodialysis Industry Poised for Growth

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The market for home-based hemodialysis is growing and is poised to expand, nephrologists and industry representatives reported. Changes required by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and a trend toward home health care may all help shift the winds in favor of home dialysis.

Currently limiting dialysis in the home are Medicare reimbursement levels, reimbursement for training, and the ability of patients and caregivers to perform the tasks necessary for the hemodialysis. But several factors are converging to encourage more home dialysis. For example, many patients still don’t know

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