Monday, February 10, 2020

The blowback following Trump's executive order concerning dialysis

It turns out that traditional dialysis providers are not rallying behind President Trump's suggestion that home dialysis could serve many more patients.

The Washington Post has the story:

Trump touted a kidney-care initiative in his State of the Union. But things are not going so smoothly. 
By Christopher Rowland

"The Trump administration has delayed a signature health-care initiative to boost the number of U.S. kidney patients who undergo dialysis at home and get transplants, amid resistance from kidney doctors and large dialysis companies whose payments from the Medicare system could be reduced under the plan.
Trump listed his plan to improve kidney care as a key initiative in his State of the Union speech this week.
But doctors and large dialysis corporations are seeking to remove or reduce proposed financial penalties for underperforming clinics. The new plan was supposed to take effect Jan. 1, but now the timetable is unclear."

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