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House bill would pay for workforce, innovative drugs and expand coverage for treating CKD

August 1, 2023

U.S. House Reps. Carol MillerR-W.Va.and Terri Sewell, D-Ala.have re-introduced The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act.

If passed, H.R. 5027 “will support efforts to prevent and better understand chronic kidney disease (CKD) by ensuring appropriate reimbursement for quality care and improve patient access to the best drugs, technology and innovations along the kidney care continuum,” according to a press release from Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a coalition of dialysis providers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and patient and professional associations, that expressed support for the bill.

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