NxStage Submits Formal Comments to CMS to Improve Patient Access to Life-changing More Frequent Home Hemodialysis Therapy

Today NxStage announced that we submitted public comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its Proposed Rule for the Changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System for 2013. 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 Medicare patients suffering from ESRD.

A copy of the NxStage’s submission can be found at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CMS-2012-0080-0053.

Joseph E. Turk, Jr.
President, North America