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Forum Position Papers & Public Comments

Forum MAC Response to Proposed Local Coverage Determination: Frequency of Dialysis

In November, the Forum's Medical Advisory Council submitted formal comments to each of the Medicare Administrative Contractors regarding the proposed LCD: Frequency of Dialysis.

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Forum KPAC Response to Proposed Local Coverage Determination: Frequency of Dialysis

On November 22, 2017, the Forum's Kidney Patient Advisory Council submitted formal comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma regarding the proposed LCD: Frequency of Dialysis. Each of the Medicare Administrative Contractors was copied on this correspondence.

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Forum/RPA Position on ESRD Patient Solicitation

The Forum, in cooperation with the RPA, seeks a good working environment in which physicians can competitively interact with one another without conflict, hard feelings or ill will, and in which the interests of the patient remain paramount. To that end, this statement is based on certain ground rules that have their cornerstone in medical ethics and professionalism to ensure that physician contact with patients is appropriate. This document describes the issue, highlights relevant literature on the issues of professionalism and ethics in medicine, and provides selected examples of state statutes addressing the issue. The position statement concludes with specific principles to guide professional ethics in nephrology regarding ESRD patient solicitation.

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