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Kidney Care Partners Lends Support for the Nomination of Alex M. Azar II for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kidney Care Partners (KCP), the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient advocacy groups, manufacturers and researchers, today praised President Trump for his nomination of Alex Azar for Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). KCP recognizes Mr. Azar as being a well-respected thought leader both nationally…

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Government’s First Year Performance Results Confirm Success of Coordinated Care Models in Kidney Care for Improved Patient Outcomes, Medicare Savings

Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease Model (CEC) Tests and Evaluates New Payment and Care Delivery Model Washington, DC – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its “Medicare Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease Care Model Performance Year Results” findings, showing 12 of the 13 participating providers achieved approximately $75 million in savings to…

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Public/Private Health Partnerships Are Lifesavers

Published by TownHall President Donald Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies, a controversial expenditure never authorized or appropriated by Congress, has set off a series of moves in the marketplace that leaves healthcare providers and consumers more confused than ever before. Whether or not you believe these subsidies were a good…

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Renal Care Facilities Get Small 2018 Medicare Pay Raise

Published by Bloomberg BNA Facilities that provide kidney dialysis services will receive a Medicare pay boost of 0.5 percent in 2018, but that is less than what the Medicare agency proposed earlier this year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in a final rule (RIN:0938-AT04) issued Oct. 27, increased payments to end-stage renal disease…

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Bill that would expand telehealth options for home dialysis patients passes Senate

Published by Nephrology News On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017 (S.870). The bill, introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in April, includes a section that expands the ability of Medicare beneficiaries on home dialysis to receive…

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Kidney Community Applauds Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care Treatments, Improve Quality of Life for Individuals with Kidney Disease and Kidney Failure

WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient groups, manufacturers and researchers – today praised the introduction of Senate Bill 1890, “Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act” – a bill to improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for,…

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Kidney Care Community Applauds the Passage of the Senate’s CHRONIC Care Act with Unanimous Consent

Kidney Community States Bill Will Improve Access to Quality Care, Expand Treatment Choice WASHINGTON, DC — Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of patient advocates, kidney disease professionals, dialysis care providers, researchers and manufacturers — today applauded the U.S. Senate for unanimously passing legislation with thoughtful, patient-centric policies to improve care for…

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Let Health Insurance Be Insurance

Published by Forbes Written By Dr. Wayne Winegarden One of the many flaws with our current health care system is that, too often, health insurance coverage fails people precisely when they need it the most. It’s as if your car insurance has been paying the cost for your oil changes for years, but won’t pay the…

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Kidney Community Executes Rapid Response to Help Dialysis Patients Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Providers, patient advocate groups, physicians and manufacturers step up to provide relief to dialysis patients across the Texas Gulf region WASHINGTON, DC – As thousands of dialysis patients in the Texas Gulf region face the reality of being stranded without access to vital health care treatments, Kidney Care Partners and its community of dialysis providers,…

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Rep. Jenkins visits Fresenius in Chanute

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