KCP Remains Concerned that CMS Has Not Address the Labor Crisis Impacting Dialysis Patients; KCP Urges CMS To Confirm that It Will Address Barriers to the Adoption of Innovative Products in Next Year’s Rulemaking

While KCP appreciates that CMS updates the payment rate in the CY 2023 ESRD PPS, it unfortunately does not address the major barriers created by the labor crisis facing the entire kidney care community.  A three percent update does not offset the more than 8 percent-plus increase in workforce costs that federal data indicate have occurred…

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American Journal of Managed Care

Contributor: Congress Must Fix Patient Protection Statute Upended by Supreme Court

Unless Congress acts, a misguided decision by the Supreme Court earlier this year could have devastating consequences for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and their families nationwide. As is all too often the case in health care policy, the impact would be disproportionately felt by patients and communities of color. Click here to read the full article on…

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MedPage Today

The Kidney Transplant Ecosystem Is Ripe for Reform

For many patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), the treatment that provides the longest and best quality of life is a kidney transplant. Recently, the U.S. transplant system achieved a record milestone, with over 40,000 organ transplants performed in 2021. Despite this achievement, there are still many more people waiting years…

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Kidney Community Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act to Protect Insurance Access for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure

Legislation Would Restore Four-Decade Precedent of Patient Protections to Private Insurance, Avoid Insurance Discrimination, Protect Medicare Trust Fund Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 30 organizations representing patients, professional care providers, and a wide range of kidney care stakeholders – sent a letter urging Congress to pass the…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Dialysis providers assess damage from Hurricane Ian

Dialysis providers deployed disaster response teams this past week along the coast of Florida to assess the damage from Hurricane Ian while watching its path into Georgia and the Carolinas. “Hurricane Ian impacted multiple U.S. Renal Care dialysis clinics along the west coast of Florida from Tampa to Naples, leaving many clinics without power, water,…

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