This is a follow up to my previous posting about “Dialysis and Action“. Here’s some more about the issue and I will post a detailed analysis of what I discovered in researching this proposed cut in payments to dialysis providers.
Here’s an email shared by Lori Hartwell, CEO, of the Renal Support Network
I am asking you to take a few minutes and let Congress know that the proposed cuts the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of 12 percent to dialysis care will be at the expense of people on dialysis. This will impact not only me, but many of my friends who have kidney disease.
I am worried that if these cuts take effect, patients will experience unintended consequences by closure of facilities, reduction of staff or patient centered programs being eliminated. These cuts will impact hundreds of thousands of people who require dialysis in order to survive, especially patients in rural and inner city facilities. If you want to learn more about the Proposed Rule, visit www.RSNhope.org.
Please take a moment and tell Congress that this is unacceptable. It will only take a few minutes.
Here’s a link to the RSN Press Release about the CMS cuts: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/statement-on-cms-proposed-rule-for-medicares-esrd-benefit-214725711.html
From the Dialysis Patient Citizens:
DPC Action Center
EMAIL: http://www.capwiz.com/dpcitizens/issues/alert/?alertid=62734766 You can enter your zip code to identify your elected officials.
PHONE: http://www.capwiz.com/dpcitizens/callalert/index.tt?alertid=62762041 You can locate your legislators phone number by entering in your zip code. Tell them you are concerned about the Proposed Cuts to Dialysis patient providers in the CMS-1526-P and you are asking them to get involved to stop the cuts!
Another Automated Email about the CMS Cuts
From the Kidney Care Partners:
(https://www.votervoice.net/KCP/Campaigns/32857/Respond) has links for you to send a letter NOW encouraging Congress to intervene with CMS on these proposed cuts. It automatically sends a letter to your US Senators and US Representative after you put in your zip code.
Do/write as much as you can and encourage others to do the same (patients, family, friends). We need a groundswell of protest about this so your members of Congress will respond and call CMS.
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