Home hemodialysis works. It gives me the freedom and flexibility to live a more normal life on dialysis, said
While in D.C., the group met with their elected representatives as well as CMS representatives to discuss the benefits of HHD and barriers that are limiting access for patients. The group asked for help in making sure those barriers are removed.
This ‘call to action’ comes just days after Reps.
In recent years, peer reviewed articles have reported on the clinical and quality of life benefits, and lower mortality experienced by patients on more frequent home hemodialysis when compared with three-times-weekly in-center therapy. The literature strongly supports the meaningful benefits possible with more frequent home hemodialysis. Yet, many patients aren’t adequately informed about all of their treatment options and more than 90% of patients undergoing dialysis in
Supporters of Hemodialysis at Home: A Better Way For a Better Life are actively urging CMS to update its current payment structure to provide adequate reimbursement for the up-front costs associated with HHD training to expand patient access to HHD.
About Hemodialysis at Home: A Better Way For a Better Life
Hemodialysis at Home: A Better Way For A Better Life brings together dialyzors, care partners, physicians, nurses, patient advocates, and other renal professionals from across the country who believe patients need to have better access to and more awareness of the improved quality of life reported to be made possible by home dialysis technology. Hemodialysis at Home: A Better Way For A Better Life is a project of
About the NxStage System One
The NxStage System One is the first and only truly portable hemodialysis system cleared for home use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The System One also has a CE mark and has been cleared by Health Canada. Its simplicity and revolutionary size (just over a foot tall) provide convenient use in patients’ homes and give patients the freedom to travel with their therapy. Unlike conventional hemodialysis systems, the System One requires no special infrastructure to operate. Under the guidance of their physician, patients can use the NxStage System One, with their trained partners, where, how and when it best meets their needs, at home or on the road.
NxStage is a medical device company, headquartered in
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