In an article titled “Access to Immunosuppressive Drugs under Medicare Part D is at Risk“, the National Kidney Foundation writes about another issue to which we all need to respond. Last time at was CMS proposed 12 percent cuts to Dialysis Providers. We responded to that and, at least, got Medicare to kick that can down the road a bit.
Now, almost out of the blue and without much warning, CMS is proposing some cost-saving methods that endanger post-transplant patients. The NKF article is a bit vague but I’m sure they are running to catch up on this issue. Dialysis Patient Citizens is also gearing up to respond to this issue. I’ll post a link when they publish some material. You can read the NKF article here and I will write more about it as I learn more.