Archive for October, 2014

Record Number of Dialysis Patients Being Terminated From Clinics

Friday, October 31, 2014 | By William Tinker | 4 Comments

There was a time when we here at Dialysis Advocates would only handle a few patient terminations each month, sadly that is no longer the case. We’ve seen a significant increase in terminations of care from the largest “For Profit” Dialysis companies. Many of these terminations seem to be on trumped up behavioral contracts many of which were not signed by the patient. It appears that many of these terminations have come after patients have reported quality of care issues with a clinic or complained about abuse from a dialysis worker.

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DaVita Finalizes $400M Settlement Over Kickback Claims

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | By William Tinker | No Comments

By Kurt Orzeck

Law360, Los Angeles (October 22, 2014, 9:48 PM ET) — Dialysis giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. has finalized a deal in which it will pay $389 million and unwind 11 joint ventures to resolve criminal and civil claims by a whistleblower that it provided kickbacks to kidney doctors, DaVita and the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Denver, Colorado-based DaVita agreed to pay $350 million to settle criminal allegations that it violated the False Claims Act through so-called partial divestitures to nephrologists, and to pay a $39 million civil forfeiture stemming from two specific joint venture transactions DaVita entered into in Denver, according to the DOJ.

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Charles Griffin a patient we helped through our advocacy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | By William Tinker | No Comments

Whiled in Los Angeles on business Arlene and Bill had an opportunity to meet with Charles Griffin who was helped by Dialysis Advocates in getting his problems with his Dialysis care taken care of. His view point as a patient has been helpful.

Charles Griffin, Arlene and Bill Tinker

Charles Griffin, Arlene and Bill Tinker

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Dialysis Advocates in Los Angeles for 2014 BAYPAC Convention

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | By William Tinker | No Comments

Dialysis Advocates Founders Bill and Arlene Tinker attended the BAYPAC convention where they had the opportunity to meet and discuss the current status of Dialysis Patient care with those in attendance. Those in attendance included many of California’s top political representatives from the Southern California area.

Musician Chili Most, Bill and Arlene Tinker, Reverend Robert Holt, Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Sweet Alice a.k.a. Queen of Watts

Musician Chili Most, Bill and Arlene Tinker, Reverend Robert Holt, Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Sweet Alice a.k.a. Queen of Watts

The evening speakers included California Governor, Jerry Brown; Congresswoman, Diane Feinstein along with many other political representatives.

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Dialysis Advocates attended the National Unity Summit in Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | By William Tinker | No Comments

September 26, Bill and Arlene Tinker attended the National Unity Summit in Los Angeles where community leaders came together to discuss the movement to save our youngsters and to stop the violence in our communities.

Arlene Tinker with Musician and Record Producer Chili Most

Arlene Tinker with Musician and Record Producer Chili Most

While in Los Angeles they had an opportunity to meet with Musician Chili Most a recent guest on their radio show “Dialysis Talk”. Chili has toured across America and been on many radio shows supporting the “Stop The Violence Movement”.

For information on the “Stop the Violence Movement” and Chili’s music go to:  http://chilimostmusic.com/

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