Legislative Agenda

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research & Treatment Act

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 1676 and H.R. 3912) 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 was introduced by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA5) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL16). 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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