Vascular access for HD: aligning payment with quality.

  title={Vascular access for HD: aligning payment with quality.},
  author={Chester A Amedia and Warren K Bolton and Trelles Cordray and Ray Hakim and Randy Howard and Jerry W. Jackson and Deuzimar Kulawik and Maryam Lyon and David F. Mahoney and Anthony Messana and Allen Nissenson and Lauren Oviatt and David Parlato and Sean Roddy and Craig A. Solid},
  journal={Seminars in dialysis},
  volume={24 1},
The Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) has improved the awareness of the value of fistula creation in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The FFBI Health Policy Workgroup has been charged with reviewing the relationship of policy and economic issues to this project. This article reviews the efforts and successes of renal community clinical activities and reemphasizes the economic impact of fistula creation and catheter reduction on the health care system. Major obstacles are… CONTINUE READING

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