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Choice of transplant drugs remains intact after Medicare Part D formulary update

May 17, 2019

Legislators propose add-on payment to dialysis composite rate to spur use of new technology

May 16, 2019
Two legislators have introduced a bill in the Congress that would offer an add-on payment to the Medicare composite rate for dialysis treatments when providers use new…
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Low socioeconomic status and associated stress contribute to weight gain in kidney transplant recipients

May 15, 2019
BOSTON — Kidney transplant recipients from underserved communities have limited access to healthy foods and high levels of stress and anxiety, which contribute to…

HHS estimates $73 million in savings if Congress extends immunosuppressive drug coverage

May 13, 2019
A new HHS report estimates that Medicare would save $73 million during the course of 10 years if Congress extends coverage of immunosuppressive drugs beyond the current…
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CME

Risky Business: Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting

This activity is supported by educational grants from Merck & Co., Inc. and Shire.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common herpes virus that affects 50% to 80% of the US population. Disease from reactivation…
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CME

A Review of Guidelines for Urinary Tract Infections in Children Younger than 2 Years

Pediatric Annals, March 2013, Volume 42 Issue 3
CME Educational Objectives   1. Review recent guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections…
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CME CE ABIM MOC ABP MOC

X-linked Hypophosphatemia: Integrating New Evidence to Optimize Diagnosis and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Ultragenyx.

X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a rare hereditary form of non-nutritional rickets that does not respond to vitamin D…
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