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July 22, 2013

CMS-Proposed Cuts to Dialysis Payment: The Impact on Nutrition Care for Dialysis Patients

If you are a renal dietitian, you have most likely heard about the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to cut payment for dialysis treatment by nearly 10 percent. I encourage you to join the other members of the kidney care community who are responding in protest and even outrage that such a cut is being considered. Medicare payments already fail to cover treatment costs adequately, and it’s well known that dialysis centers with mostly Medicare patients operate at a loss and would not be able to operate if further cuts are implemented.

I’ve worked in the kidney community for more than 20 years and have witnessed many changes that have helped improve care and quality of life for dialysis patients. Read more…

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