Working to protect patients I share Dr. Singh’s concern about the upcoming Medicare payment reductions to dialysis facilities. [“Northwest Voices: Funding for dialysis treatments,” Opinion, seattletimes.com, Aug. 26.] The policy was included as part of the January “fiscal cliff” package after Congress learned that the use of dialysis drugs had fallen sharply in the past five…More
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Protect kidney-failure patients As a regional director for a major local dialysis provider, I contribute to the care of hundreds of kidney-failure patients daily. This is a complicated lifesaving treatment, which we deliver on a clinically effective and highly cost efficient basis. I am very concerned over a recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…More