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Yeah the politics of dialysis is all about how much we get reimbursed per treatment and trying to make it work. A lot of clinics don't even make much money, which is why the big companies seem to be the only one that survive. They ride off the profitable, large clinics, and other business ventures. For example, Fresenius manufactures it's own dialysis machines and supplies, which in my opinion, are the best machines! Fresenius is a German company, they have great benefits and health insurance. Davita headquarters is now in denver. Their philosophies are a little different and they have a very exciting training program. Many Davita nurses feel overworked in my experiences from traveling. They get burnt out and try somewhere else.
Politics are affecting the way we run clinics and acute programs. There are new laws going into affect which will cut the reimbursement per treatment quite a bit. We are not sure how this will affect us. Many programs are already running with a skeleton crew, counting stamps and band aids, etc. It's all about the all valuable $$$$. It has been my experiences that if you can find a small company or a non profit, or work for a university, you don't run into these stamp counting, business degree nurse managers, or "facility administrators" as they call them, which are not always RNs. At the end of the day, my pay raise has to be approved by so and so's boss, who sends it to their boss, and so on. It can be VERY corporate....