By writer to www.deseret.com
My expertise with dialysis extends 4 years: from when my first kidney transplant failed in 2014 to after I acquired my second transplant in 2018. Throughout that point, probably the most irritating factor I encountered was a scarcity of care coordination.
I bounced between a number of medical doctors who handled my numerous well being points independently. Each physician’s go to required me to supply my full medical historical past, which was time-consuming and labor-intensive. This was a burdensome process whereas nonetheless working a full-time job to assist my household.
Nevertheless, my remedy heart started implementing better care coordination. This meant my medical doctors had been beginning to work collectively extra effectively, and visits to my remedy heart grew to become extra like a one-stop store, which helped scale back redundant medical doctors’ appointments.
It’s my honest hope that Congress realizes the essential requirements of care coordination and passes a invoice referred to as the BETTER Kidney Care Act. This invoice would set up a care coordination framework for kidney sufferers to assist enhance their lives. Congress beforehand acknowledged this problem with the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017. The BETTER Kidney Care Act may give our lawmakers the chance to choose up the place that effort left off.
Dialysis sufferers already spend 15 hours every week receiving therapies. Managing medical doctors’ appointments, medical information, and a number of prescriptions shouldn’t must be a full-time job. The BETTER Kidney Care Act would assist dialysis sufferers higher handle their well being care. I hope Consultant Rob Bishop takes a stand for dialysis sufferers by supporting it.
Smithfield, Cache County
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