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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Bipartisan House Members for Re-Introduction of Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

WASHINGTON – 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 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) for their re-introduction of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (H.R. 4065)….

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The Hill

A bipartisan solution to address chronic kidney disease in America

Our country has faced significant public health challenges over the past year and a half. While in the U.S. the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to come under control, another under-recognized epidemic has continued unabated. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 37 million Americans — or about 15 percent of the…

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Senator Ben Cardin

Cardin, Blunt Continue Fight for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients’ Access to Treatments

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have introduced an updated version of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 1971), which builds on previous success in increasing access to services for chronic kidney disease patients. Legislation introduced Wednesday enhances care through new technologies, provides access to Medigap programs for all end-stage renal…

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Kidney Care Community Applauds Senate Re-Introduction of Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

WASHINGTON – 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 Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) for the re-introduction of the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S.1971). If passed,…

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KCP Applauds Biden Administration’s Commitment to Improving Donor Kidney Procurement

WASHINGTON – 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 applauded the Biden administration making effective the “Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions for Coverage: Revisions to the Outcome Measure Requirements for Organ Procurement Organizations” Final Rule. “Improving…

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Modern Healthcare

Dialysis centers to get COVID-19 vaccines for patients

Dialysis centers will get thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate their patients and employees, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The doses will be provided directly to dialysis centers for patients who receive treatment at least three times a week. People on dialysis who contract COVID-19 are at greater risk for serious illness and death….

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds New White House Partnership with Outpatient Dialysis Clinics to Vaccinate Individuals with Kidney Failure

Partnership Will Allow Immediate Vaccinations to One of America’s Most Vulnerable Patient Populations   WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient advocacy groups, manufacturers and researchers – today applauded the White House’s announcement to partner with dialysis clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to individuals with…

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient advocacy groups, manufacturers and researchers, today applauded the U.S. Senate approval of Xavier Becerra as the new Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “The nation’s kidney community stands ready to work collaboratively with…

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STAT News

Dialysis clinics should be able to vaccinate their patients on site

One year after Covid-19 was declared a national emergency in the United States, and with more than 525,000 Americans having lost their lives to it so far, the country is finally beginning to make progress toward getting a handle on this terrible pandemic, thanks to the distribution of several highly effective vaccines. The vaccine distribution system seems to…

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MedPage Today

Op-Ed: Kidney Disease Is Deadlier Than Ever

As one of the most devastating healthcare crises in modern history, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated our nation’s ongoing battle with another deadly disease: kidney disease. In this past year, we’ve seen clear evidence that the millions of individuals with kidney disease are at much higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus, being hospitalized, and…

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