The dialysis industry will be encountering one of the biggest financial payment changes in decades. The term is called “bundling of care.” Medicare pays one lump sum for dialysis services and the dialysis providers need to figure out how to deliver quality care and sustain profit margins to stay in business. Diane Wish, RN, President of the National Renal Administrators Association and CEO of Dialysis Centers of Ohio, explains what the bundle is and the potential impact it may have on patient care and outcomes. Will this new payment system deliver?
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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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