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Kidney-care providers consolidate to manage costs, patient care
Modern Healthcare

The largely consolidated dialysis sector has been quiet on the M&A front of late, but the transition to value-based payment models could be renewing the drive for scale.Two large kidney-care providers announced transactions Monday that will increase their footprints, provide more leverage with payers and allow them to gain access to additional patient data. The deals are expected to close by the end of 2015.Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Colorado-based Renal Ventures for $415 million.