Changes in ESRD Medicare Reimbursement: What The Patient Needs to Know

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. Driving Factors for Revision of Medicare Reimbursement for ESRD. Randomized controlled trials failed to show improved outcomes when ESAs dosed to higher hemoglogin/hematocrit levels in patients with kidney diseaseCHOIR and CREATE in non-dialysis CKD patientsNormal Hematocrit Study in hemodialysis patientsCosts of ESAs in ESRD patients escalating to >$2 billion/yearHigh percentage of dialysis patients (50% in 2006) with hemoglobin >12 g/dL (upper limit per KDOQI guidelines) Previous paymen30066

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