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Kidney Care Community Encouraged by New USRDS Data, Stresses the Need for Continued Improvement

The latest United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report underscores the need to expand education and early detection efforts to improve health outcomes 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 expressed optimism that…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Awareness and prevention needed to slow progression of CKD

It is a sad fact that – even as prevalent as kidney disease has become in the United States – many Americans have no idea that, albeit silently, their kidney function is deteriorating. As we know, there are often few obvious, outward signs. Genetics and race play a role; but whereas people might be aware…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

A Kidney Care FIRST series

As one of the costliest and physically devastating health epidemics facing our nation today, chronic kidney disease affects more than 30 million Americans, largely due to skyrocketing comorbidities like diabetes, obesity and hypertension. In addition, more than 726,000 Americans live with ESRD — a diagnosis that increases by more than 124,000 individuals every year. Caring…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Congress introduces legislation on improving access to kidney care

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would improve education options and promote access to treatment for kidney disease. The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (H.R. 3912) was introduced by Representatives John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, and is similar to legislation introduced in the Senate…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan House Bill to Improve and Expand Quality, Access and Choice to Kidney Care

Legislation would incentivize innovation, improve care while aligning with ongoing efforts with the kidney community and the Administration to expand and improve access to quality kidney care 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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Statement from Kidney Care Partners on CMS Proposed ESRD Rule Changes

WASHINGTON, DC— Today Kidney Care Partners (KCP) responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Quality Incentive Program (QIP) proposed rules. KCP cautions that without addressing the sustainable, long-term payment changes for the current payment systems and Value-Based Purchasing Program,…

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Inside Health Policy

CMS Proposes Upping Pay For Dialysis Facilities That Use New Equipment

CMS proposed a payment rule Monday (July 29) meant to encourage dialysis facilities to adopt new equipment and supplies while also increasing pay for those facilities and updating the pricing system for medical devices. “The changes we are proposing in this rule will also modernize outdated government policies to facilitate greater competition in the DME…

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The Hill

Congress, the administration, and the kidney community could dramatically transform kidney care

Americans with kidney disease are living longer, healthier lives thanks to the hard work and collaboration of the entire kidney community. Over the last decade, we have been proud to work together to improve quality, access, and choice for individuals suffering from kidney disease and kidney failure. From increasing the patient survival rate in the…

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Real Clear Health

Kidney Care Partners Supports Trump’s EO on Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners – the nation’s largest kidney coalition consisting of patient and patient advocacy groups, researchers and clinicians, providers and manufacturers – today praised the Trump Administration’s announcement to increase focus and investment on the kidney disease epidemic in America, which affects more than 30 million Americans. Click here to see the full article…

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Inside Health Policy

CMS Working On Potential Changes To ESRD Pay System

CMS is working on possible changes to the end stage renal disease pay system as part of a broader kidney care revamp unveiled by HHS Wednesday (July 10), as the agency says that “continual refinement of the ESRD PPS is necessary to benefit people living with ESRD.” CMS also is looking at ways to encourage…

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