Medicare and Kidney Disease Care - Understanding Medicare's role in Kidney Health
Episode 180: Medicare and Kidney Disease Care - Understanding Medicare's role in Kidney Health. A lot has changed recently with medicare and kidney care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in Sept 2020 that it had finalized the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model, to improve or maintain the quality of care and reduce Medicare expenditures for patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Qasim Butt walks through medicare and kidney disease care, helping you to understand medicare's role in kidney health and how to get coverage in the U.S. if you are on dialysis.
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Dr. Qasim Butt is a highly skilled and well-rounded physician that serves the San Antonio area. He not only practices clinical nephrology but is also a certified interventional nephrologist able to handle all issues related to dialysis access (fistulas, graft, catheters, etc.). He is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled interventional nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.