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Kidney Care Community Commends Lawmakers for Adding Critical “KidneyX” Funding in Proposed House FY 2020 Appropriations Bill to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Inclusion of $10 Million in Federal Funding Will Complement $25 Million in Private Sector Investment for Kidney Disease Research and Innovation WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers – today commended lawmakers on the…

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Kidney Community Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Support Private-Public “KidneyX” Partnership to Address Nation’s Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders Calls for $25 Million in Public Matching Funds to Support KidneyX to Boost Investment in Kidney Disease Research and Innovation WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition, representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers –…

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The Hill

Congress, the administration, and kidney care community must further improve care for 30 million Americans

March is National Kidney Month, a perfect time to reflect on the progress made in kidney care and efforts to advance that success to the next level. The challenge facing individuals with kidney diseases requires a united effort from Congress, the Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the kidney care community. Fortunately, the…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improved Dialysis Care Nationwide Leads to Healthier Patients, Reduced Hospital Admissions, and More Savings for Medicare

During National Kidney Month, the kidney care community celebrates improved care and how resultant reductions in healthcare utilization are benefitting both individuals with kidney failure and taxpayers MARCH 18, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Sustained improvements in dialysis care nationwide are keeping patients healthier and out of hospitals, a positive trend that is generating billions of…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improvements in Kidney Care Mean Americans with Kidney Failure Are Living Longer While Saving Nation’s Health Care System Billions

Better dialysis care has saved billions of Medicare dollars and helped patients with kidney failure who depend on dialysis live longer, healthier lives with reduced hospital admissions WASHINGTON – More than 30 million Americans are living with kidney diseases. It is a silent killer that, left untreated, can develop into kidney failure – requiring dialysis or…

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Inside Health Policy

Azar: Incentives For Center-Based Dialysis Need To Change

HHS Secretary Alex Azar indicated Monday (March 4) that HHS hopes to change incentives for home dialysis and transplants, as he said the system is leading dialysis companies to keep from helping patients find or prep for a transplant and to not give patients the best options for care in the home. However, Kidney Care…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improvements in Dialysis Care Are Outpacing Other Serious Chronic Disease Conditions – Including Cancer and Heart Failure

The kidney care community lauds healthier outlook for individuals with complex End-Stage Renal Disease, savings to Medicare program during National Kidney Month Improvements in dialysis care are outpacing outcomes for other chronic disease conditions, improvements that allow patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) to live longer lives – and yielding substantial savings to Medicare…

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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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