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Azar: kidney dialysis needs to move to patient homes
Modern Healthcare

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Monday told a crowd of kidney disease patients and advocates the Trump administration is overhauling Medicare’s payment system to move the bulk of dialysis treatments from clinics to the home.

He touted an existing payment demonstration launched by the CMS Innovation Center under the Obama administration in 2015, which has the backing of the dialysis industry: the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Seamless Care Organizations.