New Article Highlights Kidney Community’s Response to COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic may be far from over, but the way our community responded to the pandemic undoubtedly saved many lives. In a recent article for Fierce Healthcare, Drs. Brigitte Schiller and Mary Dittrich, Chief Medical Officers for Satellite Healthcare and U.S. Renal Care, respectively, outline healthcare providers’ unique challenges and successes in caring for those…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Kidney Disease and Mental Health

Those of us who work closely with kidney patients know all too well that kidney disease takes not only a serious physical toll, but for many people, it also has a major impact on mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month, observed every May, provides us with the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the…

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The Importance of Patient Choice in Home Dialysis

Whether by carrot or by stick, the 2019 Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKHI) Executive Order and its associated voluntary (Kidney Care Choices) and mandatory (ESRD Treatment Choices) models incentivize dialysis providers and nephrologists to increase rates of home dialysis and transplantation in their patient populations. The Rogosin Institute believes that promoting patient choice – and…

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