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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #210 on: August 31, 2017, 12:29:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw_nqzVfxFQ&t=604s

John Oliver bit on Davita. Take with a grain of salt of course

For what it's worth, apparently, John Oliver has a writer/journalist who is close with Chanos...
Maybe, but still DVA is nobody's idea of a model corporate citizen.


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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #211 on: August 31, 2017, 12:42:34 PM »
Maybe, but still DVA is nobody's idea of a model corporate citizen.

Come on. CEO who dresses like a Musketeer, carries a sabre, rides in on a horse and yells "All for one and one for all!". Serious hotness and man crush right there!  :-* Can I get his phone number?  ::)
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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #212 on: August 31, 2017, 12:46:05 PM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/30/547004371/this-is-surreal-houston-dialysis-center-struggles-to-treat-patients

"Scott waited almost four hours to start dialysis after arriving on Tuesday. Part of the reason is because the DaVita center is open to all dialysis patients this week, not just regulars such as Scott."

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #213 on: August 31, 2017, 12:48:30 PM »
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/30/547004371/this-is-surreal-houston-dialysis-center-struggles-to-treat-patients

"Scott waited almost four hours to start dialysis after arriving on Tuesday. Part of the reason is because the DaVita center is open to all dialysis patients this week, not just regulars such as Scott."

Yesuf Said, a nurse who's worked at this center for four years, says it's been difficult dealing with so many patients at once and so many who are new to this center. "We have to do it, because nobody can do it," he says. "It's life and death for patients."

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #214 on: August 31, 2017, 12:55:02 PM »
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/08/31/davita-dialysis-clinics-harvey/

Last week, DaVita began setting up a command center in Houston so it could properly address any issues as they arose. DaVita has 7,500 patients at 150 facilities in the path of the storm.

“Out of those clinics, only about one-third were able to operate yesterday (Tuesday), and we worked day and night and we were able to open about half of those centers today,” Rodriguez said.


DaVita has been using boats and anything else officials can in order to get patients the care they need. Dialysis patients, on average, get treatment every three days. Missing two sessions can become life threatening for patients.

But it’s not only patients who have been effected by the rain and flooding, employees are impacted as well but still showing up to work.

“We know about 121 of our teammates homes are flooded and of course many more are evacuated,” Rodriguez said about DaVita teammates.

“Remember, these caregivers, these professionals, their homes are flooded too, their families have been displaced too, and they have to go out and take care of our patients because that’s what in their heart. I’m at a loss of words when I hear stories of how amazing they are.”

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #215 on: August 31, 2017, 01:01:32 PM »
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/houston-dialysis-patients-getting-treatment-disaster-means-life-death/

"There were a lot of people waiting for this lifesaving treatment. And just the distance people had to come to get there, it's really — it's really, really tough to kind of witness that.

But the patients I was able to speak with were really optimistic and really grateful to have a clinic that was actually open when their local clinic had been closed due to all of the flooding and just difficulty with traveling.

I talked to a patient while she was receiving treatment. Her name was Debrah Payne, and she was just really happy to still be alive.

DEBRAH PAYNE, Dialysis Patient: I was afraid. I just — I didn't know what I was going to do.

And I'm sure all the other people who couldn't make it who know that they have to do this to survive were concerned about whether they were going to make it here or not.
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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #216 on: September 01, 2017, 04:49:14 AM »
It is also not only in times of crisis that DVA is prepared to service the industry despite no or little financial gain. In the Q2 2013 call the mentioned that they run about 150-200 clinics (about 10% of the total) at a loss, mainly in inner city and rural locations where there are not sufficient private patients to cross subsidize the Medicare shortfall.

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #217 on: September 05, 2017, 08:22:26 PM »
https://youtu.be/883iR4POCBk

A different perspective related to the kidney charity fund.

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #218 on: September 06, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
https://youtu.be/883iR4POCBk

A different perspective related to the kidney charity fund.

This is a repost, if anyone hasn't read it yet it would likely change your perspective...

http://www.kidneyfund.org/assets/pdf/advocacy/akf-comment-letter-to-cms.pdf

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Re: DVA – DaVita HealthCare Partners
« Reply #219 on: September 13, 2017, 09:09:46 AM »
Cost, Quality, and Value: The Changing Political Economy of Dialysis Care
http://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/18/7/2021.full.pdf+html

Old but interesting read in general and Figure 1 Chart C is particularly interesting, showing Medicare allowed charges per treatment dropped from $140 to $45 from 1973 to 2006 when adjusted for inflation.