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ASN Press Releases: 2019

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS USE HAS INCREASED IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER MEDICARE PAYMENT REFORM

Latest Release: PERITONEAL DIALYSIS USE HAS INCREASED IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER MEDICARE PAYMENT REFORM

Thursday, November 21, 2019
• After a Medicare payment policy related to dialysis was implemented in 2011, use of home-based peritoneal dialysis increased significantly. Increases were seen for both "early" and "late" peritoneal dialysis: more patients initiated dialysis with peritoneal dialysis and more patients switched from hemodialysis to peritoneal dialysis.

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