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Home Dialysis

  • 1 Ankur Shah, MD, is assistant professor of medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
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A top area to watch in 2020 is the new emphasis on home dialysis. On July 10, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order launching Advancing American Kidney Health. Based on this executive order, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released three major goals to improve kidney health. The first goal is that 80% of incident kidney failure patients in 2025 receive a home modality of dialysis or a transplant. To facilitate this goal, mandatory and voluntary reimbursement models are being released. The mandatory model, ESRD Treatment Choices, will incentivize the provision of dialysis in the