Dialysis at Home, New Fiscal Year’s Resolution, and Online E-Visits Reduce Face-to-Face Visits by Almost Half

Why isn’t all dialysis done at home where it’s more convenient and cheaper? Answer: Medicare.

Kids are getting 40 percent of their calories from junk food. No wonder childhood obesity is such a problem.

Steuerle: Here’s the fiscal gap you can expect: annual federal spending of about $30,000 per household and taxes of about $20,000.

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  1. Virginia says:

    Dialysis: Yep. Thanks, Medicare. We appreciate your dedication to cost savings.

  2. Devon Herrick says:

    Why isn’t home dialysis more common? Because most doctors don’t consider their kidney failure patients competent enough to manage in-home dialysis. And, Medicare doesn’t compensate physicians for the time it would take to train their patients.

    It shouldn’t be a surprise that people would rather email their doctor than drive across town and wait in a crowded waiting room.

  3. steve says:

    As the article points out, it is easier and more convenient for physicians to treat patients at centers. It also takes special accommodations and reliable help at home to do hemodialysis.


  4. Bruce says:

    That fiscal gap is going to bankrupt us.

  5. Vicki says:

    I was surprised to learn that home dialysis is actually cheaper. And, of course its more convenient for the patient (e.g., less interruptive of productivity).