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Members of Congress call on Biden to prioritize kidney innovation in budget

Nearly 20 members of Congress signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to allocate $25 million for KidneyX in the executive budget for the 2023 fiscal year. “For KidneyX to meet its full potential and continue to foster the development of technologies, such as a wearable or implantable artificial kidney and xenotransplantation, the federal government must increase…

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Inside Health Policy

House Lawmakers Call On Biden To Direct $25 Million To KidneyX

A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Larry Bucshon (R-IN) is asking the Biden administration to direct $25 million to the public-private KidneyX initiative in the president’s next budget proposal. Kidney Care Partners praises the funding push. “This critical funding for KidneyX is an important step toward addressing existing barriers…

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Nation’s Kidney Care Community Commends Bipartisan Lawmakers for Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Investments in Kidney Innovations and Research in FY 2023 Budget

Letter Signed by 18 Members of Congress Urges Administration to Include $25 Million in KidneyX to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic  WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers – today commended Congressional Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs…

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Nation’s Leading Kidney Care Organization Announces Michele Kimball to Serve as New Executive Director

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers – today announced the hiring of Michele Kimball to serve as the coalition’s new Executive Director. Kimball brings over 30 years of policy and patient advocacy experience to…

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Kidney Community Outlines End-of-Year Policy Priorities in Letter to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers – sent a letter to Congressional leadership this week requesting that steps be taken to address several pending Medicare cuts facing kidney doctors and to consider policies that…

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The Hill

It’s time for Congress to guarantee Medigap Health Insurance for vulnerable Americans with kidney disease

As people who have lived with kidney failure for years, we know all too well the numerous daily challenges confronting anyone living with this disease. Beyond the immediacy of arranging necessary and frequent dialysis care, there are many other life-changing issues with which those with kidney failure must contend: Will I still be able to work…

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KCP Statement on the Final 2022 ESRD Payment Rule

The CMS ESRD proposals are important steps forward to begin to address the health and access inequities that individuals who depend on dialysis care have faced in our health care system. KCP appreciates the ongoing flexibilities CMS has provided in the ESRD quality improvement programs (QIP) as we continue to battle the COVID 19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacts…

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Inside Health Policy

CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Demo Changes Targeted At Improving Equity

CMS finalized changes to a mandatory end-stage renal disease payment demonstration focused on using home dialysis and kidney transplants as a way to ease socioeconomic disparities in a final 2022 ESRD payment rule Friday (Oct. 29), and the agency also raised dialysis facilities’ pay rates by more than $2 than it had proposed. Click here…

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The Hill

It’s time to make access to quality kidney care accessible and equitable for all

When COVID-19 first began sweeping through our country last year, it quickly became apparent that minority groups were affected at frighteningly disproportionate rates. According to the CDC, Black Americans more frequently test positive for the coronavirus, have been more likely to be hospitalized with severe illness than White Americans, and die at greater rates. In fact, literature on the pandemic…

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Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition Prioritizes, Advances Key Policies to Promote, Support Home Dialysis Care, Choice, Quality

Kidney Care Partners Advocates for Patient-Centric Home Dialysis Policies with Quality Measure Development; Bipartisan Legislation; and Regulatory Reform to Remove Silos, Promote Innovations WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney care coalition comprised of 35 organizations, including patient advocacy groups, medical and transplant professionals, manufacturers, providers, and researchers dedicated to working…

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