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MP 8.02 Dialysis Introduction

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This subsection of the Medical Policy Reference Manual includes medical policies pertaining to dialysis.

Dialysis treatments involve the treatment of kidney ailments and may include the supportive use of an artificial kidney machine.

Peritoneal dialysis involves the dialyzing solution being introduced into and removed from the peritoneal cavity as either a continuous or an intermittent procedure.


Our medical policies are designed for informational purposes only and are not an authorization, or an explanation of benefits, or a contract.  Receipt of benefits is subject to satisfaction of all terms and conditions of the coverage.  Medical technology is constantly changing, and we reserve the right to review and update our policies periodically.

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