Dialysis and CMS Cuts (Update 12/3)

DPC logoThe Final CMS decision about the cuts to dialysis providers is out and Dialysis Patient Citizens has posted about it. To see what DPC wrote about the decision CLICK HERE.

To join DPC click on their Home Page and then click on Join or CLICK HERE.  It’s free and every member is that much more power and influence in Washington.  (I am a Patient Ambassador for DPC which means I occasionally to our Nation’s Capital to lobby Congress on behalf of dialysis patients.  DPC funds my travel.)

Kidney Care Patients LogoAlso, Kidney Care Partners has posted the Press Release from the American Kidney Fund about its concerns that the cuts go too far.  CLICK HERE to read it.

Also here’s a link to what I posted previously about the CMS cuts.  It’s a bit aout of date now because of these other events but it put things into perspective as this has been going on a while.  CLICK HERE to read it.

akf_logoFinally, the American Kidney Fund has also made their position known with a statement.  Click HERE to read it.

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About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I can be hooked up to a machine that will clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I go to a center and have too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passes through a process where it's cleaned and the fluid is removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. I want to advance knowledge about dialysis so that other patients can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them. All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy.
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One Response to Dialysis and CMS Cuts (Update 12/3)

  1. marie robinson says:

    Thank you for posting this and letting us know! It is scary enough for us without cuts.

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