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In today’s environment, people are hungry for integrity and appropriateness.  We use buzzwords like “transparency” for the demand for accountability.  This is reflected by a loss of trust brought about by inappropriate, sometimes erroneous, or even fraudulent billing practices paired with crippling pricing for health care.  And when we don’t trust the bill, we demand a breakdown – accountability for why a bill is inappropriately high.

PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual medical cost trend study predicts a rise of 4-10% in 2021.  Renal dialysis accounts for one of the most taxing health care costs on our nation’s economy.  And with the crippling costs of dialysis, some anticipate an extension of the 33-month coordination of benefits period due to the heavy burden on our Medicare system.

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