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California’s Leading Renal Care Organization Disappointed by Cuts to Dialysis Treatment
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The California Dialysis Council (CDC), the State’s leading organization of patient advocates, dialysis providers, and renal physicians, expressed dissatisfaction and concern over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) plan to cut funding for patients with kidney failure, or end stage renal disease (ESRD). Late on November 22, CMS announced in a final rule its plans to apply a 12 percent cut to funding for dialysis treatments over the next three to four years, starting in 2014. Such action is particularly concerning given that over 80 percent of ESRD patients are Medicare recipients.