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NxStage Board Member Dr. Barry M. Straube Honored with Prestigious Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients
Date:9/26/2011

LAWRENCE, Mass., Sept. 26, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced that Barry M. Straube, M.D., a member of its Board of Directors, was honored with the Peter Lundin, MD Award from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) at the organization's 38th Annual Convention in August. The AAKP presents the award yearly to an outstanding renal physician who makes contributions to the care, welfare and well-being of patients over a lifetime of devoted service.

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The award is named for a former President of AAKP, Peter Lundin, who was both a nephrologist and an end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patient.  Dr. Straube is the immediate past Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as the immediate past director of the CMS Office of Clinical Standards & Quality (OCSQ). Among his many diverse duties at CMS, he chaired the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Clinical Laboratory Open Door Forum and acted as a senior advisor on ESRD and transplantation issues to the agency. He is a board-certified nephrologist and led CMS efforts in kidney quality metrics development and use, kidney disease quality improvement initiatives, development of the ESRD bundled payment and Quality Incentive Programs, creation of the CROWNWeb ESRD data collection initiative, and many other initiatives focused on improving the quality and value of care delivered to patients with kidney disease.

"It is a great privilege to receive the Peter Lundin Award," said Dr. Straube. "I truly believe that all patients should be informed of their therapy options and have access to the therapy that is right for them. I am confident
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