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ASN, HHS collaborate to launch KidneyX research effort

Published by Healio The American Society of Nephrology has signed a memorandum of understanding with the HHS to establish the Kidney Innovation Accelerator, also known as KidneyX, research program. Both groups hope that KidneyX will spur the development and commercialization of innovative technologies and therapeutics in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. “By…

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HHS, American Society of Nephrology partner to launch kidney care-focused accelerator

Published by Fierce Healthcare The Department of Health and Human Services is joining forces with the American Society of Nephrology to launch an accelerator for kidney care innovation. The Kidney Innovation Accelerator, or KidneyX, will begin accepting applications for its first round of funding this summer, HHS announced. In addition to providing funding to back new approaches…

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Department of Health and Human Services’ Launch of ‘KidneyX’ to Accelerate Development of Critically Needed Technologies

Public-private partnership holds tremendous promise toward transforming kidney care; improving the lives of growing number of Americans suffering from disease with no cure  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 – praised today’s announcement of…

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Kidney Care Partners Spotlights Important Quality Gains in Dialysis Care

Coalition Urges CMS to Improve Approach to Performance Tracking WASHINGTON, DC– Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a multi-stakeholder coalition, including patient groups, physician and nursing organizations, dialysis providers, and manufacturers, today spotlighted data showing significant gains in dialysis quality provided since 2001.The announcement was in response to the federal government’s release of data tied to its Five-Star Program which…

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Under new leadership, Kidney Care Partners tackles clinical, policy issues

Published by Healio Based on its heavy dependence on Medicare funding, kidney care advocates who want to improve clinical pathways must be savvy at understanding the nuances of policy development and funding strategy on Capitol Hill. Kidney Care Partners, an advocacy group composed of kidney care providers, professional and patient associations, manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, recently…

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Kidney Community Encourages Lawmakers to Recognize National Kidney Month by Advancing Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Budget Deal expanding Medicare benefits for Dialysis patients; Calls for Passage of “Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act” WASHINGTON, DC — Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of patient advocates, kidney disease professionals, dialysis care providers, researchers and manufacturers – today marked the beginning…

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KCP Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Budget Deal Expanding Medicare Coverage Options for Dialysis Patients

KCP Thanks the Legislative Efforts of Co-Sponsors of the Chronic Care Act and Medicare Part B Improvement Bill — Sens. Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Johnny Isakson and Mark Warner and Reps. Kevin Brady, Greg Walden, Frank Pallone and Richard Neal   Washington, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of…

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds the Confirmation of Alex M. Azar II 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 and House approval of Alex Azar as the new Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The KCP community strongly supported Mr. Azar’s nomination…

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Dr. Allen R. Nissenson, Nationally Renowned Author and Expert on Kidney Disease, Takes Helm As New Chair of Kidney Care Partners

Nissenson plans to focus on fostering innovation to sustain quality improvements and improved care coordination, access and choice for patients living with kidney disease Washington, DC (Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)—Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition composed of patients, caregivers, providers, researchers and manufacturers – is pleased to announce Allen R.…

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Trump administration proposes ‘kidney innovation accelerator program’

Published by The Hill Written by Dr. Frank Maddux Recent news surrounding the nation’s growing opioid epidemic has demonstrated how an all-hands-on-deck approach is needed when a serious national health crisis threatens the lives of Americans. The Trump administration declared opioid abuse a public health emergency, and lawmakers have enacted legislation to expand treatment and…

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