Posts Tagged ‘Discussion Board’

Is the Anti-kickback Exemption for Nephrologist going away?

Thursday, February 13, 2014 | By arlene | No Comments

The Anti-kickback Law was put in place to prevent Doctors profiting from referral or care of patients to any medical business they have any interest or relationship whereby they profit from that referral in any way. This covers all doctors, with the exception of Nephrologists, who are exempt; this has allowed them to profit from referrals to Dialysis clinics they are in partnership with. Where else can a Doctor refer his own patient to a clinic he is affiliated with and receive a very large sum right up front.

It’s possible that change may be in the works; once this exemption is no longer in place patients will have more freedom to change doctors and clinics as needed by their personal situation. At present Nephrologists are loath to trade or take another’s patient due to the present exemption and loss of the income from these allowed kickbacks.

So Much Has Been Happening

Monday, July 29, 2013 | By Scott | No Comments

Where have the last 6 months gone?  Sorry we haven’t been posting enough on the website News, even though our Facebook page has been very busy.  For those of you who are not receiving those updates, please go to our page and Like us so you will be able to be informed through multiple channels.

Recently we have added a Discussion Board for private and anonymous posts for patients, family members, and workers to voice their questions, comments, and concerns.  It’s very simple to begin, and you can sign-up using a nickname.  Go to dialysisadvocates.com/discussions/ to begin.

Weekly we receive e-mails and phone calls from patients and family members concerning facility infractions and intimidation.  Please keep them coming, as an individual you have very little power, as we combine our voices, and experiences, we are becoming a force that is exposing corruption and injustice within the Dialysis Industry and the providers themselves.