Posts Tagged ‘CMS’

Nephrology needs more compassion—and less compliance

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | By William Tinker | No Comments

This blog post was made by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute on May 29th, 2015. It was originally posted on Home Dialysis Central  

Instead of insisting that people must “comply,” offering understanding and compassion may go further toward helping people take on the self-management role that is so vital to long-term success with chronic disease.

At the NKF Spring Clinicals meeting in March, a comment I was told that someone made at the microphone during a session still bothers me months later. The gist of it was: “Why does all of the responsibility for improving outcomes fall on clinicians—where is the patient in all of this?” [Good point, but it goes on…] “I lose money if my patients don’t reach the quality targets. Why can’t we fine the patients if they don’t do their part?—and audience members applauded!

Really?! We really have nephrologists who believe that punishing patients for not “complying” with their orders is going to improve outcomes? It seems that our community may need a refresher course in compassion. Continue reading “Nephrology needs more compassion—and less compliance” »

Listen to our radio show with Dearly Departed Dialysis Patients Families on the problems of care of their loved ones.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | By arlene | No Comments

A frank discussion with family members of departed Dialysis Patients about the level of care provided to their loved one. Additionally the feeling of a lack of basic information on the care of the family member and how they felt out of the loop during the Dialysis process and care for their loved one will be covered.

The current problem with overworked and under trained technician’s which has led to patient injury and in some cases patient deaths needs to be addressed and changes legislated.

There are too many cases of patients being terminated from care for unjust causes; then blackballed from care by other clinics within the same company.

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Who’s watching whom?

Friday, October 18, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

Listening to CNN this morning with Sean Spicer RNC, it appears that they are petitioning for Kathleen Sibelius to be fired. She has been aware of the termination of services and abuses case by case, and refuses to raise a finger to resolve any terminations, nor making CMS supporting the patients

Nancy Anne DePearle took my complaint in 1998 as a high ranking worker in CMS. After that she went and made millions of stock being a Board Member of Davita. Now she is the Czarina of Obama Care. Dangerous in my opinion.

Thomas Skully was the Chair of Davita, and was given the key position under Tommy Thompson in the Bush Administration. He oversaw dialysis.

In my opinion, she has not done her job. By appointing Nancy Anne DeParle…look at what a mess dialysis and ignoring patients, she is a key player who made millions off of dialysis patients.

I worry about the oversight of Obama Care. I believe that insurance is an necessity, however, I worry that the oversight will be self policing as it is in dialysis…Industry oversight and no appeals.

Research these players yourself.