Dialysis and Amazing

medicareYou’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.

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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 Amazing

  1. marie robinson says:

    Great! Thank you for all you do,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,/////////////////////////////////////////marie

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