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Nation’s Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Insurance Access for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure

WASHINGTON –  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 – applauded the introduction of the bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 8594, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security…

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Fierce Healthcare

America’s kidney patients are desperate for new treatments

America has a kidney problem. The federal government has the power to help solve it. Today, 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD)—that’s one out of every seven U.S. adults. The majority have CKD as a result of diabetes or hypertension, but CKD isn’t a mere side effect of those conditions; it is its…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Kidney groups call out US Supreme Court decision on DaVita, hospital employee health plan

Several kidney organizations have spoken out against the recent overruling of Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita by the U.S. Supreme Court. In the lawsuit, DaVita claimed the hospital health plan discriminated against employees requiring dialysis. As Healio previously reported, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that Marietta Memorial Hospital offered the same outpatient…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Reacts to CMS Proposed Rules on Prospective Payment System and ESRD Quality Incentive Program

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan kidney care coalition comprised of more than 30 organizations dedicated to protecting patients and ensuring equitable access to quality care – today issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule on End-Stage Renal Disease…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Deeply Disappointed with Supreme Court Ruling in Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita

WASHINGTON –  Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers – today expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court ruling on Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v. DaVita, citing concern about discrimination…

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The Ripon Advance

Wenstrup sponsors bipartisan, bicameral Kidney Health Connect Act

U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on May 24 sponsored a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would permit dialysis clinics to serve as originating sites for telehealth services and to ensure patients do not pay any additional fees associated with using the clinics. Click here to see the full article on The Ripon Advance website.

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Rep. Wenstrup

Rep. Wenstrup Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Patients to Access Telehealth Services from Dialysis Clinics

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-Ohio) introduced the bipartisan Kidney Health Connect Act, which he led with Reps. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), John Joyce, M.D. (R-Pa.), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Barrasso, M.D. (R-Wyo.) This legislation allows dialysis clinics to serve as originating sites for telehealth services and ensures patients are not…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Supports Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Expand Telehealth Access

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit kidney coalition comprised of more than 30 organizations, including patients, physicians, nurses, researchers, transplant coordinators, dialysis professionals, therapeutic innovators and manufacturers – today applauded the introduction of the Kidney Health Connect Act (S. 4307/H.R. 7878) to improve access to kidney care. Specifically, KCP applauds…

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Fierce Healthcare

Policymakers must prioritize immunocompromised dialysis patients by allowing providers to allocate, distribute therapies

We’ve reached the unimaginable two-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we reflect on the last few years, we remember the incalculable loss and devastation endured by so many around the world, across the country, and in our own communities. Our daily lives and those of our patients were upended and shadowed with tremendous fear…

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The Hill

It’s time to improve America’s kidney care

As we pass the two-year anniversary of the world shutting down and shifting how we look at health and health care, it is important to reflect on how this virus disproportionately impacted certain disease populations — such as individuals living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidney failure and transplant—who are particularly vulnerable. Click here to…

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