NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

Capitol Hill Briefing: The Future of Kidney Care in America

**In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation, this briefing has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.** We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community will Discuss Bold Actions to Expand Choice, Improve Access and Foster Innovation in Kidney…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Expand Access to Treatments for Individuals with Kidney Transplants

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Would Extend Medicare Coverage of Immunosuppressive Drugs for Individuals with Kidney Transplants 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 praised the introduction of the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney…

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Statement from Kidney Care Partners on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage

Washington, DC — In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement on proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) reiterated its strong support for action to provide Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure – or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) — with access to MA plans. However, KCP…

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Inside Health Policy

MedPAC Eyes Axing ESRD Drug Add-On Pay As Trump Touts Kidney Care

Some kidney care stakeholders say the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission seems to be at odds with the administration over the need for innovation in treatments for end stage renal disease patients after commissioners at their January meeting leaned toward eliminating the transitional drug add-on payment adjustment to the ESRD pay bundle. But the payment advisors…

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John P. Butler, President and CEO of Akebia Therapeutics, Takes Helm as New Chair of Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition

Butler will focus on supporting innovation to improve patient-centric care for individuals living with kidney disease, kidney failure and transplants  Washington, DC—Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition composed of patients, caregivers, providers, researchers and manufacturers – is pleased to announce John P. Butler as its new chair. Butler, a long-standing…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Patients need cohesive health care coverage to cope with kidney disease

From the perspective of policy makers, patient advocates and health care providers, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure present the following series of important questions: How do we, as a nation, tackle the economic and physical implications of a health care epidemic that when undiagnosed or left untreated, results in loss of vital organ function…

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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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