The trial program provides a previously Involuntarily Discharged patient the ability to treat in a facility for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days the facility would advise the Network if they need more time, or if they will be accepting the patient permanently. The Network obtains approval for the program from the Department of Health prior to the patient starting at the facility.
Let me know here if you have any questions on how the program works.
A social worker contacted me asking if I had any resources related to financial assistance for patients. This website under the NCC website is a list of financial resources for patients.
Home dialysis modalities are underutilized in the USA with only 8% of patients utilizing home dialysis versus 92% being treated at in-center hemodialysis facilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has set a 5-year target goal for 2023 is to increase the number of patients dialyzing at home to 16%. (The 2017 NY State average was 3%)