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New kidney research initiatives unveiled at Capitol Hill summit

Published by Nephrology News & Issues A recent gathering of health care agencies and kidney care advocacy groups on Capitol Hill helped to launch some new initiatives for improving kidney care in the future. The Congressional Kidney Care Caucus, a group of legislators who have an interest in kidney care issues, hosted the event in…

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Restricting third-party payments discriminates against patients on dialysis

Published by Healio Kidney disease has a frightening way of leveling the playing field – rich, poor, black or white, no one plans for the eventuality of losing the function of an essential organ. Although we know certain demographic groups are affected more frequently than others, for the most part, CKD and kidney failure are…

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Congressional Kidney Caucus Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing Highlighting Need for Increased Investment and Resource Coordination to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community Discuss Private-Public Partnership to Advance Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure, and Kidney Transplants Washington, DC– Today, the Congressional Kidney Caucus hosted a Capitol Hill Briefing in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners (KCP), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Renal Physicians…

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HHS Announces First KidneyX Prize Competition

Published by Inside Health Policy HHS on Friday (Sep. 28) announced about $2.6 million in prize money for the KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis competition, and Ed Simcox, HHS chief technology officer, said at a briefing that the while the prize competition can encourage innovation, coordination between FDA and CMS to improve patient access will also be…

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Media Advisory: The Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Kidney Transplants The Congressional Kidney Caucus will host a Capitol Hill Briefing, in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners, the American Society of Nephrology, the Renal Physicians Association and the American Association…

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Congress has a chance to improve insurance options for people with kidney failure and help fund opioid crisis treatment

Published by The Hill Taking a powerful jab at two devastating health crises at one time seems like a smart move. Kidney disease threatens the lives of more than 703,000 Americans with kidney failure—an 80 percent increase since 2000. With more than 10,000 new patients diagnosed with kidney failure every single month, 495,000 Americans on dialysis, and 208,000…

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Azar Meets With Kidney Care Partners To Discuss New Reimbursement Paths

Published by Inside Health Policy  HHS Secretary Alex Azar met with kidney disease advocates on Wednesday (June 13) to discuss a potential shift in reimbursement policy, which providers have said doesn’t currently cover the cost of providing kidney care in Medicare. Kidney Care Partners, which includes providers, those providing charitable assistance, patients and drug makers,…

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Innovation Renews Hope for Patients with Kidney Disease

Published By MedPage Today by Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FASN Forty million Americans are living with kidney diseases and 700,000 have kidney failure — a majority of whom depend on Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) benefit for life-preserving medical care. While millions of lives are impacted by kidney-related illnesses, the United States, through unintended consequences…

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The Congressional Kidney Caucus to Hold a Capitol Hill Briefing on the Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Transplants On June 12, the Congressional Kidney Caucus will host a Capitol Hill Briefing, in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners, the American Society of Nephrology and the American Association of Kidney…

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Despite skyrocketing incidence of kidney disease and kidney failure, government investment remains inadequate

Published by The Hill It stands to reason that with the enormous improvements in health care technology, diagnostics and drug therapies over the past several decades, Americans should be much better off – and healthier – than they were just 25 years ago. But even as health outcomes have improved overall, our nation is rapidly…

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