LAWRENCE, Mass.—NxStage Medical, announced that it submitted public comments to the
NxStage's comments call for CMS to correct the current insufficient and inequitable payments for home hemodialysis (HHD) training—making this life-changing modality more accessible to
The company calls for these changes based upon:
- Recognition by experts of the limitations of conventional modalities in addressing specific health conditions;
- Clinical data supporting superior patient outcomes with more frequent HHD vs. conventional dialysis;
- Multiple third-party surveys showing that nephrologists and other healthcare professionals would choose HHD most often for themselves if faced with ESRD; and
- A Congressional mandate for CMS to develop policy that encourages more patients to be treated in the home setting.
A copy of the submission can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CMS-2012-0080-0053.