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Heather Channing is now a member of Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients
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Paula Wong replied to Paula Wong's discussion I was wondering what would cause a GFR rate to decrease so significantly
"Thanks Leesa for this video. Have reviewed it and does have some other informational.  My…"
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Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to educate and support Bay Area kidney patients

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I was wondering what would cause a GFR rate to decrease so significantly

Started by Paula Wong. Last reply by Paula Wong Jul 22. 4 Replies

My mom's GFR rate went from 14 to 6 in about 2 months period. I am just curious what would cause that to drop so low.  She is getting prep for dialysis right now.thanks,PaulaContinue

Please comment on CMS proposal for payment polices and rates update under End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System

Started by Mila Jul 4. 0 Replies

As some of you may know, in 2008, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had issued "Conditions for coverage for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities". This document and "Interpretative Guidelines" have prompted dramatic changes in the industry. CMS continues to make various adjustments to the rules. I have enclosed the summary of proposed changes from Nephrology News and Issues:The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule yesterday that would update payment…Continue

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Highly sensitized

Posted by Lenore Williams on July 10, 2014 at 1:45pm 1 Comment

Lost my first transplant a year ago- reaction to an antibiotic. Just fount out I am highly sensitized. PRA is 92%. Does anyone have this problem. Does anyone have experience with the desensitization program at Cedars Sinai in LA?

Kidney friends: What messages do you want me to take to Capitol Hill on May 1st?

Posted by Shar S. Carlyle on April 2, 2014 at 4:43pm 1 Comment

Hi BAAKP folks,

What are your concerns?

I'm Representing People with PKD on Capitol Hill May 1, 2014.  This will be my 2nd trip, the first was in 2012 for NKF.  Join me in support of the passage of The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2013, bill numbers S. 323 and H.R. 1428 as much as I do?  This is a key issue for me as a transplant recipient.  But there are thousands of us who will be helped by this legislation now and in the…

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Ben Lee, Treasurer
Dhiman Barman
Zina Deretsky
Catherine Enciso
Mallory Ignacio
Willie Mackey
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Linda Umbach
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