What is Hemodialysis?
Hemodialysis is a process where a machine filters wastes, salts and fluid from the blood when the kidneys are not healthy to function regularly, for example, kidney failure. It helps in controlling the blood pressure and maintaining the proper balance of fluid and minerals in the body. Hence, improving the quality of life.
Measurement of kidney function provides the information to plan the hemodialysis. Your treating physician measures the kidney function by using ‘estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate’ (eGFR). The calculation of eGFR is based on the creatinine blood level, gender, age and any underlying disease, for example, diabetes.
Hemodialysis is a serious responsibility, where you have to:
What are the Indications?
Hemodialysis is performed in the following conditions:
What are the common risks/complications of Hemodialysis?
Preparation for hemodialysis:
For a planned Hemodialysis, your physician will prepare a permanent access to your blood stream after informed consent form is signed by you. The access provides a mechanism for a small amount of blood to be safely removed from your circulation and then returned to you in order for the hemodialysis process to work. Adequate time should be given for the healing and stabilizing of the access site.
For emergency Hemodialysis, a plastic tube (catheter) may be inserted into a large vein, either in your neck or near your groin. The catheter is temporary.
For Healthcare Providers:
|90935||Hemodialysis procedure with single physician evaluation|
|90937||Hemodialysis procedure requiring repeated evaluation(s)|
|20.10||Hemodialysis on outpatient basis per session|
|90945||Peritoneal Dialysis with single physician evaluation|
|90947||Peritoneal Dialysis requiring repeated evaluations with|
|14-01 *||Perdiem – Hemodialysis (HD)|
*14-01 Per Diem-Haemodialysis (HD). Daily all-inclusive rate for out-patient hemodialysis in a dialysis centre provided for a patient. Which shall include: