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Keith Chartier

Renal Business Todays editor Keith Chartier is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Prior to joining Virgo Publishing in 2006, he covered the renal industry as editor for more than two years.


Vote Now to Get Shad to IronMan Championship

On Oct. 13, 2012, the Ironman World Championship will be held in Kona, Hawaii, and dialysis patient Shad Ireland needs your help to be a part of the triathlon.
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HHS Proposes 1-Year Delay to ICD-10

The ongoing saga to implement ICD-10 in the United States took a more definitive turn today when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in a press release a proposed compliance date of Oct. 1, 2014.
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CROWNWeb Extends Phase 3 Through April 20

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on March 22 that it has extended the Phase 3 pilot through April 20—and additional four weeks—to give dialysis facilities more time to complete QIMS registration ahead of the national release.
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ESRD MSP Applies to Health Insurance Exchanges

The Obama Administration has clarified that the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)  provision will apply to end-stage renal disease patients who are enrolled in small group plans within the health insurance exchanges that are being formed under healthcare reform.
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Dialysis Medicare Margins Tightening

Medicare margins for dialysis clinics fell for all providers in 2010, but they were much tighter for rural clinics and clinics not affiliated with DaVita or Fresenius.
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QIP Performance Scores to be Posted

Dialysis clinics should be notified by Dec. 15 about their 2012 Performance Score Certificates (PSC), which must be posted in each facility in clear view of patients and caregivers.
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FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Affymax Anemia Drug

A federal panel has voted 15-1 in favor of recommending the FDA approval of Affymax's anemia drug peginesatide, according to a Dec. 7 report from the San Francisco Business Times.
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