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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Kidney PATIENT Act

Delay Will Ensure Continued Access to Innovative Treatments for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure 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 commends Sens. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for introducing…

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Healio

Legislators reintroduce bill to cover more screenings for CKD, expand Medigap coverage

Members of the U.S. Senate have reintroduced a bill that would provide Medicare funding for preventive screenings for kidney disease, add payments for innovative devices and allow patients younger than 65 years to buy Medigap coverage. Click here to see the full article.

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Senate Reintroduction of The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

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 commends Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for re-introducing The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 4469). A companion bill…

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MedCity News

Protect Personalized, Independent Kidney Care

For 50 years, the community-based dialysis center where I work has helped close healthcare gaps in our community by ensuring that patients can access high-quality kidney care in a convenient setting. But next January, a pending policy would make it much harder for our patients to maintain control over their care. Here’s why.  Click here…

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Kidney Care Partners Commends 30+ Cosponsors of the Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act, Calls for Further Congressional Action

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan kidney care coalition dedicated to protecting access to care and comprised of more than 30 organizations, including patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers – today applauds the more than 30 cosponsors of the bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act (H.R….

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Real Clear Health

Red Tape Stifling Innovation in Kidney Care

Fifty years ago, the government created the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease system to ensure that all patients with end-stage renal disease (ERSD), or kidney failure, could access dialysis treatment. The 1972 legislation was, in part, intended to prevent policies that were effectively rationing life-saving care at the time.    Click here to read the full article.

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

CMS releases proposed rule aimed at increasing efficiencies, access to kidney transplants

CMS and HHS have announced a proposed rule aimed at improving the performance of transplant centers and addressing disparities in access to kidney transplants. The 6-year demonstration would be mandatory for about one-third of transplant centers in the United States and begin Jan. 1, 2025. Click here to read the full article.

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds CMS’s Proposed Rule to Increase Organ Transplant Access

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 – shared the following reaction to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Increasing Organ Transplant Access (IOTA) alternative payment model proposal:  The path to a kidney transplant – the…

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This National Minority Health Month, Kidney Care Partners Calls for Legislative Action to Advance Kidney Health Equity

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 recognized National Minority Health Month by calling on lawmakers to bolster their support of Americans battling chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney failure, known as end-stage…

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KCP Applauds Advancement of Policy to Delay Inclusion of Oral-Only Medications in ESRD Payment Bundle  

WASHINGTON – Today, 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 – commends the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup and advancement of legislation to delay inclusion of payment for oral phosphate-binding medication into the End-Stage Renal Disease…

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