You’re not going to believe this but CMS/Medicare withdrew their proposed changes to Medicare Part D drug coverage for post-transplant patients. Is that amazing or what?! I don’t know if it was the actual intervention by the dialysis/transplant community or the threat of CMS going through what they went through earlier this year with the Proposed Cuts to Dialysis Providers. Anyway, this battle appears to be done. Now the questions is: What’s next? We’ll see.
In the meantime, groups like the National Kidney Foundation, the American Association of Kidney Patients and Dialysis Patient Citizens will be vigilant. Thanks to all of you that responded to the call-to-action.
I’m leaving shortly to board a plane to DC to lobby Congress with Dialysis Patient Citizens. This is one less issue we have to deal with and there are plenty to fill in the void.