Clinical CarePC Docs Face Obstacles Identifying, Managing Chronic Kidney Disease
Primary care physicians complain about a lack of access to CKD clinical information systems, insufficient patient education materials.
Clinical CareA 'No-Brainer'? Calls Grow For Medicare To Cover Anti-Rejection Drugs After Kidney Transplant
Last week's announcement of a Trump administration overhaul of kidney care in the U.S. has reanimated an effort by federal...
Clinical CareMini-Biographies Help Clinicians Connect With Patients
In a program called My Life, My Story, volunteer writers seek out vets at the VA hospitals, ask them all...
Clinical CareFatal Opioid Overdoses Provide 'Favorable' Organ Donors
A new study challenges the rationale used to reject the use of vital organs harvested from deceased opioid users.
FinanceCMS: Decision on CAR-T Therapy Coverage Delayed But 'Forthcoming'
The therapies have price tags as high as $425,000, which some say is a worthwhile investment.
Clinical CareChanges Afoot for Kidney Disease Payment in Medicare
HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells the annual Kidney Patient Summit that his department wants to encourage more transplants and home...
Clinical CareTwo New Lawsuits Allege Surgical Errors During Heart Transplants at St. Luke's in Houston
In one case, a patient claims a surgeon sewed a major vein closed, causing blood to back up in his...
StrategyA hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.
Clinical CareSurgeons Take Sides on Transplant Proposal
Proponents claim a new donor liver allocation plan would be more equitable for patients; foes say it could raise costs...
Clinical CareOrgan Transfer Protocols Borrow from Logistics Industry for Safety, Efficiency
Organ delivery teams won't be showing up in brown trucks, but they will be using tablets and small printers to...