Hawaii dialysis clinics stalled while awaiting certification

Hawaii News Digest, 01 November 2017, 1525 UTC, Post #15883.



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According to “Hawaii News Now” and The Associated Press, Liberty Dialysis and U.S. Renal Care want open “as many as half a dozen new clinics over the next five years” because of “a surge in patients and a shortage of dialysis clinics.”

The only hitch in the expansion plan is the slow process of getting state certification for each clinic. The Hawaii State Department of Health could take as long as three years to complete the certification process.

Without state certification, dialysis clinics can’t get reimbursed for treating Medicare and Medicaid patients, which make up to 85 percent of the dialysis population.

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