Azar Meets With Kidney Care Partners To Discuss New Reimbursement Paths

Published by Inside Health Policy  HHS Secretary Alex Azar met with kidney disease advocates on Wednesday (June 13) to discuss a potential shift in reimbursement policy, which providers have said doesn’t currently cover the cost of providing kidney care in Medicare. Kidney Care Partners, which includes providers, those providing charitable assistance, patients and drug makers,…

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Innovation Renews Hope for Patients with Kidney Disease

Published By MedPage Today by Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FASN Forty million Americans are living with kidney diseases and 700,000 have kidney failure — a majority of whom depend on Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) benefit for life-preserving medical care. While millions of lives are impacted by kidney-related illnesses, the United States, through unintended consequences…

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The Congressional Kidney Caucus to Hold a Capitol Hill Briefing on the Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Transplants On June 12, the Congressional Kidney Caucus will host a Capitol Hill Briefing, in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners, the American Society of Nephrology and the American Association of Kidney…

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Strange bedfellows no more: it’s time for research and policy to work together

By Dr. Allen Nissenson, KCP Chair Someone once said, “When you love what you do, you never ‘work’ a day in your life.” But sometimes, it’s a love affair that can drive you mad. As a physician and researcher for most of my adult life, I’ve spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours chasing objective data,…

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