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President Trump executive order, new payment models, target kidney disease

Following an executive order from President Trump on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed five new payment models for providers treating patients with chronic kidney disease. One is a required payment model and there are four optional models, all designed to encourage home dialysis and kidney transplants. The proposed required end-stage… Read More »

What causes kidney stones (and what to do)

Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment: “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? The lifetime risk… Read More »

Study links drinking too much beer and tea to chronic kidney disease

A new study has shown that drinking too much tea or beer can lead to chronic kidney disease. This is the perfect excuse to start your 2019 resolutions of right! Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, examined survey data on drink consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women who all had kidney… Read More »