Nearly half of all end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients rely on Medicaid coverage. While most of these patients are using this coverage as supplementary insurance to Medicare, there are some patients who do not qualify for Medicare. In these instances patients may need to rely on Medicaid only to cover their dialysis treatments. Additionally, some patients rely on Medicaid coverage during the 90 day period before Medicare can take effect. This coverage is critical for many ESRD patients across the nation. DPC’s mission is to improve dialysis patient quality of life, and that means advocating for adequate funding to ensure quality care. As a result, DPC is an active force when Medicaid funding is threatened at the state level.
Open Enrollment Period – a good time to review your health insurance coverage
Medicare Open Enrollment began October 15 — and will remain open through December 7, 2022. Medicare’s Open Enrollment period gives people with Medicare the opportunity to make changes to their health plan or prescription drug [...]
Elevating Dialysis Patient Voices Bolsters State Advocacy Victories
As many 2022 state legislative sessions are winding down or have recently wrapped-up, it is a good time to update DPC members on state legislation important to dialysis patients. The participation of our Patient Ambassadors [...]
DPC’s Letter to Daniel Tsai, Deputy Administrator and Director of CMCS
Daniel Tsai, Deputy Administrator, and Director Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Re: Eligibility Redeterminations for Enrollees with Chronic Health Conditions Dear Mr. [...]
DPC Urges Continuity of Care for Medicaid Enrollees with Chronic Health Conditions When Eligibility Redeterminations Resume
Two years ago, Congress mandated a pause on Medicaid eligibility redeterminations during the COVID Public Health Emergency. The emergency declaration is expected to end soon, and states will again require Medicaid enrollees prove their eligibility. [...]
2021 Annual Survey Last Call!
24 hours remain to complete our survey. Make sure to complete your survey for a chance at one of 10 remaining $100 gift certificates. Our 2021 Annual Membership Survey is live, and it will remain [...]
CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Payments for End-Stage Renal Disease
On July 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) annual rulemaking. This proposed rule would update ESRD PPS payment rates, make changes to the ESRD [...]