Kidney Care Partners Statement Regarding the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group’s Draft Chronic Care Legislation

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of patient advocates, kidney disease professionals, dialysis care providers, and manufacturers — commends Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Senators Isakson and Warner and the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group for working closely with the kidney care community to put forth thoughtful, patient-centric recommendations that address the…

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Senate Finance Committee Floats Chronic Care Discussion Draft

The Senate Finance Committee released wide-ranging, bipartisan draft chronic care legislation Thursday (Oct. 27) that among other reforms would extend by two years the Independence at Home demonstration, let kidney-failure patients enroll in Medicare Advantage, ease telehealth restrictions, and change how beneficiaries could be assigned to accountable care organizations. Jim Scott, a former CMS senior adviser who…

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Expanding Home Dialysis Among Options in Draft Senate Bill

xpanding access to home dialysis therapy and a Medicare Advantage model that tests benefit designs are among the recommendations in a draft Senate committee bill to improve treatment for beneficiaries with chronic illness released Oct. 27. The Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group, headed by committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden…

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