Tag Archives: patients

Dialysis and Further Action


If you didn’t already read them, this post is a follow up to previous posts about the topic of Medicare (CMS) arbitrarily cutting payments to providers my an effective rate of 9.4 percent.  This may seem small but it will … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Action (More)


This is a follow up to my previous posting about “Dialysis and Action“.  Here’s some more about the issue and I will post a detailed analysis of what I discovered in researching this proposed cut in payments to dialysis providers. … Continue reading

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Discharge Planning from a Patient Perspective


This is an article I wrote for a discussion group on “Discharge Planning” but I’m sure many7 of you dialysis patients can relate to it. I never really thought about “Discharge Planning” until I came across this website on the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and HealthPortal


It’s really important  that you take a part in your health information tracking.  Don’t just take the lab results you’re getting from the provider and toss them aside.  Keeping track of the data will help you maintain control of the … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Patient-Centered Care


Scroll to the bottom for an update if you’ve already read this previously posted article. I wrote previously about Patient-Centered Care (PCC)  and this will be a continuation of that topic, sort of a Part 2.  In the previous post, I … Continue reading

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Dialysis and “Medicare Says”


I know you will appreciate this recent experience I had with “Medicare says…”   That seemed to be the answer to every question I had or suggestion I offered to the staff at my center.  If you read my post, this  experience … Continue reading

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Dialysis and The First Months


The original link I refer to in this post isn’t active any more.  I’m sorry for that.  It was a good document and very helpful to me.  However, I went in search of it on the NKF website and found … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Death (Part 2)


When I sat down to write about my friend John’s passing, I wanted to make the point about death and dialysis and all the ramifications of it but I didn’t want these issues to interfere with my tribute to John … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Education


The Dialysis Patient Citizens opened a new Education Center.  Here’s the link to the page for it.  I look forward to reading and contributing to it. In case you’re not aware of Dialysis Patient Citizens, they are the leading advocacy … Continue reading

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Dialysis and Age


A reader commented this week and wrote: …I wish my dad would go on dialysis, but..he is refusing, he just got out of Hospital yesterday after having a heart attack, his kidneys are only 16 percent. i am so worried, … Continue reading

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