Legislative Agenda

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research & Treatment Act

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 1676) is designed to protect the delivery of high-quality care for patients with kidney disease. Senators Benjamin Cardin(D-MA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), introduced the bill in the Senate, and a House companion bill is expected shortly. The legislation supports improvements in the research and treatment of chronic kidney disease to benefit more than 726,000 Americans living with kidney failure. The legislation would do the following:

  • Increase awareness, expand preventative services, and improve care coordination
  • Incentivize innovation
  • Improve accuracy and transparency of quality programs
  • Empower patients

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