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November 2018, Nephrology News & Issues: The Unexpected Perils of PD Billing, by Rick Collins

A few missing words and a lack of understanding have combined to make reimbursement for PD services a difficult problem for dialysis providers. While CMS generally has a good understanding of how PD should be appropriately billed and reimbursed, the same cannot be said for commercial and other government payers, including those that provide Medicare Advantage plans. In my experience, there are outpatient dialysis providers that are not being fully reimbursed for their PD services and are not aware this is happening.

Read the full article at: https://www.healio.com/nephrology/kidney-care-community/news/print/nephrology-news-and-issues/%7B8adccc45-924e-473c-a60b-26dee1f41166%7D/the-unexpected-perils-of-billing-for-pd-services

Son of Sceptre employee wins State 6A Backstroke–as a Freshman–and with a broken wrist!

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Freshman Kanyon Page caused quite a splash in the Utah High School 6A Swimming Championships earlier this month by winning the 100 Meter Backstroke and finishing third in the 200 Freestyle. While that in and of itself is an amazing accomplishment for a Freshman, his opponents never knew that Kanyon was swimming with a broken wrist!

Kanyon is the son of Sceptre employee Tammie Page. Kanyon had a skateboard accident one week before State and a doctor confirmed Kanyon’s worst fears–he had broken his wrist. Kanyon pushed ahead as best as he could during the week leading up to State. He originally hoped to be able to wear a brace or support of some sort during the meet, but was told his times would not qualify as official by some of the sport’s governing bodies. Undaunted, Kanyon chose to swim with no support of any kind and still won his favorite event, the Backstroke and finished third in swimming’s premier event, the freestyle.

The meet was on a Saturday and Tammie took her son back to the doctor the following week. Kanyon’s wrist was encased in a cast, which will remain until his fracture is healed.

The local Fox affiliate in Salt Lake City learned of Kanyon’s amazing feat and aired an interview with him during their Friday evening newscast and again during their weekly Sunday night show, Sports Page. Video of Kanyon’s swims taken by Tammie were included in the on air segment.

Sceptre congratulates Tammie and her son on this amazing accomplishment!

Photo: Tam and Kan