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October 23, 2011


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Peter Laird, MD

Unfortunately, the provision of dialysis under the 1973 ESRD program has proven again and again it is not all about patient outcomes but maximizing LDO profits instead.

Bill Peckham

I think if the LDOs wanted to maximize profits they would offer EOD schedules.

The sticking point in my view is that the current system works well for a lot of the stakeholder on the dull end of the needle. And for people on the sharp end it mostly works well enough.

There is tremendous inertia to overcome.


How long does it take to get pay for medcare


What's the turn around the time when you bill medicare for a dialysis treatment

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