Dr. Wish Appears at Senate Hearings on Dialysis
Jay Wish, M.D., appeared before the Senate
Special Committee on Aging on June 26, to explain the role of the ESRD networks
in assuring quality of care in dialysis units. Dr. Wish, president of The Forum
of ESRD Networks, was invited to testify on behalf of that organization. The
Special Committee on Aging is currently conducting an investigation into the
Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Program to review the quality of care ESRD
patients receive. The Committee is chaired by Sen. Charles E.
Dr. Wish is chairperson of the Medical Review
Board for The Renal Network, Inc., and a member of its Board of
Statements from this hearing are
currently available at various web sites, as listed below:
1. The written statement to the Senate
Committee on Aging from all witnesses can be found at http://www.senate.gov/~aging/hr52.htm
2. The testimony of George Grob, Deputy
Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspection before the Committee on
Aging can be found at http://www.hhs.gov/oig/new.html
3. The AAKP written response to the
U.S. Senate Committee on Aging hearing on June 26 as well as their response to
the OIG report can be found on the AAKP website, www.aakp.org in the
"Press Room" link.
4. To view the news release issued by the
Senate describing the hearing process, go to http://www.senate.gov/~aging.