Home Dialysis Central (HDC) Medicare Open Enrollment(10/15-12/7): It’s Not as Scary As You Think BY Beth Witten

Medicare Open Enrollment (10/15-12/7): It’s Not As Scary As You Think. This blog post was made by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW on October 20th, 2016. During open enrollment, people can join or switch Medicare drug plans or can switch from a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan to Original Medicare. By law, people on dialysis can […]

Nephrology News & Issues (NN&I) American Kidney Fund (AKF) activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew

KIDNEY CARE COMMUNITY American Kidney Fund activates disaster relief program to help dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew Dialysis patients affected by Hurricane Matthew eligible for financial assistance from American Kidney Fund NN&I STAFF — OCTOBER 19, 2016 iStockphoto The American Kidney Fund has activated its disaster relief program to provide emergency funds to help […]

NN&I An Inside Look at Telemedicine for Home Dialysis

HOME DIALYSIS An inside look at the UAB home dialysis telemedicine pilot REBECCA ZUMOFF — AUGUST 11, 2016 Getty Images/Hemera/ThinkStock The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine’s Red Mountain Home Dialysis Training Unit is piloting a three-year telemedicine trial for peritoneal dialysis patients, funded by a $180,000 grant from Baxter International. Forty patients speak with […]

UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses

KIDNEY TRANSPLANT UnitedHealthcare will reimburse kidney donors’ travel expenses UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors NN&I STAFF — JUNE 13, 2016 Getty Images/iStockphoto/ThinkStock UnitedHealthcare will pay travel expenses for kidney transplant donors. The announcement was made yesterday at the 2016 American Transplant Congress in Boston by Jon Friedman, MD, chief medical officer […]

Pat’s Adventures in Dialysis

  Thursday, May 28, 2015 The “We’re Back in the Midwest! Well in Illinois!”, edition. Good morning!  Whew!  Yesterday was a long day. And despite the time change, I am up at 5:30 AM. Except it’s Central time instead of Pacific time. Go figure. Well, yesterday was travel day.  We went to Champaign, Illinois with […]