June 14, 2021
By Terry Foust Litchfield
Medicare Needs Reimbursement Stability for Vascular Access
I am a dialysis patient advocate because I want to give kidney patients their voice and their choice in kidney disease treatment. I have lived through the experience of a loved one who needed access to survive. My late husband was a pioneer, best known for dialyzing along with 3 other dialysis patients on Capitol Hill to request national coverage for dialysis. When Bill died, he was the longest surviving dialysis patient in the United States with 46 years of renal replacement therapy prior to his death. It was a journey for us and an experience that taught me valuable lessons that I can share with patients and their families.