The financial implications for Medicare of greater use of peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Neil2009TheFI,
  title={The financial implications for Medicare of greater use of peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Nancy Neil and Steven S Guest and Leslie Wong and Gary W Inglese and Samir Kumar Bhattacharyya and Todd W. B. Gehr and David R. F. Walker and Thomas A. Golper},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={880-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although annual per-person health care costs for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on in-center hemodialysis greatly exceed those for patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), which is a home dialysis therapy, current use of PD remains low. In April 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new Dialysis Conditions of Coverage final rule underscoring its intent to promote use of home dialysis whenever appropriate. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this paper were… CONTINUE READING

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