SEIU Poised To Push Ballot Initiative Effecting Reimbursement Caps For Dialysis Clinics
The Service Employees International Union–United Healthcare Workers West says the proposal would pressure clinics to improve care for dialysis patients by reinvesting extra revenue into staffing and other efforts to raise standards in order to bump up the cost of care.
Dialysis Industry On Alert As Calif. Union Pushes For Reimbursement Cap
A California fight between dialysis clinics and a major hospital workers' union has healthcare industry investors and stakeholders jittery as the union gets ready to push a ballot initiative to cap private insurance reimbursements for dialysis. The Service Employees International Union–United Healthcare Workers West, one of the country's largest hospital workers' unions, has gathered more than 600,000 voter signatures for a statewide ballot measure to cut off dialysis clinics' commercial insurance reimbursement at 115% of care costs, which would slash their current rates. (Luthi, 4/4)