The Hill

Congress, the administration, and kidney care community must further improve care for 30 million Americans

March is National Kidney Month, a perfect time to reflect on the progress made in kidney care and efforts to advance that success to the next level. The challenge facing individuals with kidney diseases requires a united effort from Congress, the Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the kidney care community. Fortunately, the…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improved Dialysis Care Nationwide Leads to Healthier Patients, Reduced Hospital Admissions, and More Savings for Medicare

During National Kidney Month, the kidney care community celebrates improved care and how resultant reductions in healthcare utilization are benefitting both individuals with kidney failure and taxpayers MARCH 18, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Sustained improvements in dialysis care nationwide are keeping patients healthier and out of hospitals, a positive trend that is generating billions of…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improvements in Kidney Care Mean Americans with Kidney Failure Are Living Longer While Saving Nation’s Health Care System Billions

Better dialysis care has saved billions of Medicare dollars and helped patients with kidney failure who depend on dialysis live longer, healthier lives with reduced hospital admissions WASHINGTON – More than 30 million Americans are living with kidney diseases. It is a silent killer that, left untreated, can develop into kidney failure – requiring dialysis or…

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Inside Health Policy

Azar: Incentives For Center-Based Dialysis Need To Change

HHS Secretary Alex Azar indicated Monday (March 4) that HHS hopes to change incentives for home dialysis and transplants, as he said the system is leading dialysis companies to keep from helping patients find or prep for a transplant and to not give patients the best options for care in the home. However, Kidney Care…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improvements in Dialysis Care Are Outpacing Other Serious Chronic Disease Conditions – Including Cancer and Heart Failure

The kidney care community lauds healthier outlook for individuals with complex End-Stage Renal Disease, savings to Medicare program during National Kidney Month Improvements in dialysis care are outpacing outcomes for other chronic disease conditions, improvements that allow patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) to live longer lives – and yielding substantial savings to Medicare…

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