Kidney Community Lauds Bi-Partisan, Bicameral Legislation to Improve Care Coordination, Expand Choice, and Enhance Research for Millions with Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure

Complementary bills introduced by Senators Ben Cardin, Mike Crapo and Bill Nelson, Representatives Tom Marino, John Lewis and Peter Roskam, would improve lives of kidney patients WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised the bicameral introduction of “The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act” (H.R. 1130, S. 598), a bipartisan…

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Kidney Care Partners gives recommendations for 5-star rating expert panel

Published by Nephrology News & Issues Feb. 25, 2015 On Feb. 13, the Kidney Care Partners sent recommendations for the ESRD Five Star Technical Expert Panel in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner. “Kidney Care Partners would like to work with your team and the TEP to identify ways…

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Coalition Wants CMS to Make Changes To Dialysis Facilities’ Star Ratings

Published by Bloomberg BNA Michael D. Williamson Feb. 18, 2015 A coalition of dialysis providers, patient advocates and drug companies recently urged the CMS to change the rating system used on the agency’s Dialysis Facility Compare website. The coalition, known as Kidney Care Partners, provided recommendations in its Feb. 13 letter for the agency’s end­-stage renal…

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