NxStage Medical to Medicare: Really?
NxStage Medical expresses disappointment and disbelief that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid failed to update rules for home hemodialysis.
NxStage North America president Joe Turk took a firm stand against what he perceives as a lack of support for at-home hemodialysis treatment for Medicare patients with kidney failure, despite a growing consensus among private insurers that the procedure is "medically necessary" for some patients.
In a letter glibly titled "Really?", Turk outlined his disappointment in the policy as proposed, offered a few quick fixes and urged stakeholders to submit suggestions on the rule during the open comment period - before the proposal becomes policy.