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CMS payment policies threaten to undermine access to kidney care

October 3, 2023

When it comes to kidney disease, the numbers speak for themselves: 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease each year, and one in three adults is at risk of developing the disease.

Without intervention, this disease can progress to kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), a permanent stage of kidney disease where the kidneys can no longer function on their own, requiring patients to receive a kidney transplant or dialysis treatments up to three times per week. 

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