For your business, adapting to End-Stage Renal Disease trends starts with home
Whether you run a dialysis facility or a nephrology practice, home dialysis therapies provide efficiencies without sacrificing patient care. Home is an effective way to expand the capacity of your center or practice to prepare for the increasing incidents rates of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Establishing and sustaining a home dialysis program can seem time consuming, but Baxter’s experienced team is ready to help.
What home therapies offer nephrology practices
Operationally, a home dialysis program allows nephrologists to balance their time between attending to their CKD patients and visiting their dialysis patients. Home therapy also supports high-quality patient visits; Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) patients typically have just one visit per month, allowing doctor and patient to have a dedicated, one-on-one appointment. Read more on the Operations
Financially, home therapies have become more viable because Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now reimburses nephrologists for patient education and training.1
Changes that CMS has made to support home therapies are discussed at greater length in the Reimbursement
What home therapies offer dialysis facilities
Operationally, a home dialysis program allows clinics to overcome chair capacity limits. PD reduces the cost and time associated with expanding Hemodialysis chair capacity, and staff resources go further when a home program is in place. Read more on the Operations
Financially, a smaller investment and fewer resources are generally required for PD. Medicare reimbursement for PD and In-center Hemodialysis has been adjusted so that the base rates are equal,2
and PD generally requires fewer resources3
. In addition, the reimbursement rate for training has increased for clinics adopting the full bundle on January 1, 2011.2
Changes that CMS has made to support home dialysis therapies are discussed at greater length in the Reimbursement