Category Archives: AKF

NKF Responds to Medicare’s Proposed Changes to Payment and Quality Programs for Dialysis Facilities

Originally posted on Advocacy in Action:
Back in July we shared the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) proposed changes to dialysis payment and quality incentive program.  After gathering input from kidney patients and professionals we issued formal comments to CMS, which…

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Dialysis and When to Begin

Update 9/16/14:  When you are done reading this, please check out the comments at the bottom of this post.  They are excellent.  I found this fascinating question and answer in “Ask the Doctor” My dad has stage 5 kidney disease. … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Information

This page was sent to me by the American Kidney Fund.  I though it was a very good resource and wanted to pass it along to you.  CLICK HERE to read it.

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