KCP Expresses Deep Disappointment with Supreme Court Ruling in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita
The Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita is a blow to promoting affordable patient choice and instead unfairly shifts costs to the American taxpayer. The insurer practice at issue – shifting patients prematurely to Medicare – will exacerbate inequalities in access and quality care for an already vulnerable population.
More than 97K Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant.
More than 500K Americans are currently on dialysis.
More than 700K Americans are living with kidney failure (ESRD).
More than 130K Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure each year.
Approximately 37M Americans are living with chronic kidney disease.
Nation’s Kidney Community Reacts to CMS Proposed Rules on Prospective Payment System and ESRD Quality Incentive Program
WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan kidney care coalition comprised of more than 30 organizations dedicated to protecting patients and ensuring equitable access to quality care – today issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule on End-Stage Renal Disease…
Nation’s Kidney Community Deeply Disappointed with Supreme Court Ruling in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita
WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers – today expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court ruling on Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita, citing concern about discrimination…
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on May 24 sponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would permit dialysis clinics to serve as originating sites for telehealth services and to ensure patients do not pay any additional fees associated with using the clinics. Click here to see the full article on The Ripon Advance website.
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