Kidney Community Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act to Protect Insurance Access for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure
KCP sent a letter urging Congress to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act (H.R. 8594/S. 4750) to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable patient populations and their families retain access to important health care benefits provided by private plans as Congress intended, and individuals with kidney failure are not prematurely shifted off their private plans and into Medicare.
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.
In the pursuit of progress in patient-centered kidney care, it is essential to recognize the vital role that access to innovation plays in providing hope to people battling kidney disease. Click here to see the full article.
CMS has released a final rule for the prospective payment system that increases the Medicare bundled payment rate for dialysis treatments by 2.1% in 2024, up from a 1.6% increase proposed in June. The new base rate will be $271.02 starting Jan. 1. Click here to see the full article.
WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan kidney care coalition dedicated to protecting access and comprised of more than 30 organizations, including patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers – today expressed deep disappointment and concern with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…
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