Creating & Implementing the Rules for Dialysis


Congress passed legislation last year that will require CMS to write the rules on the payment policy for dialysis services. Mike Paget, who has many years experience in the dialysis community will explain how the renal community can be sure to be involved in the process. Any day now CMS will publish a “proposed rule” on the new payment policy for dialysis care, in the Federal Register. The community will have 60 days to comment, after which CMS will review the comments to establish the final rule. Listen to the show and learn how you an make an impact and what some of the key issues are.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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