The two biggest dialysis treatment chains in California make billions of dollars in profits by price-gouging patients up to 20 times the actual cost of their life-saving treatment.
The Dialysis Industry Accountability Act puts minimum requirements on dialysis centers to improve safety and care, and limit the prices people pay. It would ensure that 85% of money paid to dialysis providers will be spent on direct patient care costs. These costs include linens, medications, equipment and employees who give direct patient care such as RNs, PCTs, Social Workers, and Dietitians. This would help ensure that dialysis providers put their focus and resources back on patients.