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August 8, 2013

CMS Dialysis Cuts: What It Means for Patients

4 Comments to “CMS Dialysis Cuts: What It Means for Patients”

  1. Tammy Helwig said,

    August 13, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    Please keep DaVita open there are so many people that need there help. If they close what will they do. I have a good friend on dialysis and loves DaVita and is very unhappy that they could be closing. So please for my friend and many others please keep DaVita open

  2. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    August 22, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    We appreciate your comments and concern Tammy. While the possibility of some centers closing is a reality if the 10% cuts occur, DaVita will always look out for our precious patients and work hard to help any patient who must transition due to closures or changes. Continue to encourage friends and family to respond to CMS. Seeing the actual impact on real people’s lives is eye-opening and can influence change. Encourage decision makers to visit dialysis centers and talk to patients.

  3. Sunbay2001 said,

    October 26, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    Unfortunately these cuts are coinciding with several other cuts designed to decrease the surplus population. If you are outraged by this then you need to send a strong message and vote those in office out and send new representatives to DC.

  4. DaVita Dietitian Sara said,

    October 31, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    I don’t think the purpose is to decrease the population. I think the real concern is allocating healthcare dollars to cover the cost of medical care. I think our best representatives are the ones who can understand the complexity and challenges of dialysis and make the best decision for patients.

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