403) NKF Email on "bundling" dialysis services

September 10, 2010

I received this email today and want to share with all readers:

Dear NKF Patient and Family Council Members:
By now, many of you have heard about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rules for payment and delivery of dialysis, which were announced in July, 2010. To help you and your families better understand these new rules, which are often referred to as "bundling" of dialysis services, and how they may affect you, the National Kidney Foundation had developed a "question and answer" resource. This information is available to you on the NKF's "Kidney Drug Coverage" website at: www.kidneydrugcoverage.org/BundlingQnA.html. Please read through it and feel free to discuss with your families, other patients and with your healthcare team at your dialysis center. We will continue to provide you with "patient-friendly" information about this subject as it becomes available.

Casey Greenwood LMSW

Patient Services Director

National Kidney Foundation

30 E. 33rd St.

New York, NY 10016

Ph: 212-889-2210 ext. 144

Fax: 212-689-9261


If you or your loved one have chronic kidney disease or are on dialysis, you are not alone. For information and support from other people like you, join the National Kidney Foundation's Patient and Family Council at

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