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Upcoming Events in Austin

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting a Patient & Community Symposium: “A New Normal” in Austin on September 21, 2014. Session topics will include nutrition, options for dialysis, the ESRD network and “Ask the Nephrologist.” For more information call Susan Manuel at 877-543-6397 ext 117 or visit the registration page.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Noon – 5:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Hotel
3401 South IH-35
Austin, TX 78741

 

March 2013

CMS’ Comprehensive ESRD Care Initiative is designed to test a new model of payment and care delivery specific to Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD.

Providers interested in participating in the Initiative must submit a letter of intent and an application to CMS. CMS has extended the deadline for letters of intent and applications until July 1, 2013.

More information on how to apply is available on the Innovation Center website at http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/comprehensive-ESRD-care.

 

November 2012

Effective Monday, November 12, 2012, pharmacies in Texas that have a contract with the Kidney Health Care Program will be able to provide a wider range of blood glucose testing strips, lancets, insulin syringes, and insulin needles to KHC clients. These items have been on the KHC formulary, but limited in scope. When Texas Medicaid begins coverage of these Limited Home Health Supplies (LHHS) on November 12th, all diabetic test strips, lancets, insulin syringes, and insulin needles that will be covered by Medicaid will now be available to KHC clients. All other drug benefit limitations will still apply. More information about this change can be found on the Texas Vendor Drug website at http://www.txvendordrug.com/formulary/limited-hhs.shtml.  KHC clients with questions about this notice may call the program at 1-800-222-3986.”

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Last updated July 25, 2014