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Dialysis and Amazing

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 … Continue reading

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Dialysis and World Kidney Day 2014

It’s that time again… well, it ALMOST that time again.  World Kidney Day is March 13, 2014 and many kidney organizations are gearing up for it.   Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is getting ready with their annual Fly-in when they … Continue reading

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Dialysis and CMS Cuts (Update 12/3)

The 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 … Continue reading

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Dialysis and DPC

I am back from Washington, DC with the Dialysis Patient Citizens protesting the cuts proposed by CMS to dialysis patients. This is what Dialysis Patient Citizens wrote about the DPC gathering in DC last week.  It summarizes it so very … Continue reading

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Dialysis and DC

Update 9/9/13: In DC and having a wonderful meeting with many Patient Ambassadors from Dialysis Patient Citizens. On Twitter, see #stopESRDcuts as that is why we are here. Join DPC free. Its a patient advocacy group based in DC.

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Dialysis and Our Voice In Congress

As you sit in a treatment chair or go through your routines in a dialysis center or at home, it may seem like ESRD and transplant patients don’t have much of a voice in the huge medical juggernaut surrounding us.  … Continue reading

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