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Kidney Care Partners Addresses Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic with Comprehensive Roadmap for the Future of Care in the United States

Kidney Care First framework offers renewed vision for quality care across the continuum, from disease prevention to dialysis innovation to improved organ transplant access WASHINGTON – In response to the nation’s growing kidney disease epidemic, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today released a comprehensive new roadmap outlining the group’s renewed vision for the future of kidney…

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The Hill

Proposed bipartisan kidney legislation takes on kidney disease epidemic in America

It wasn’t that long ago that kidney disease was considered a terminal illness. The first successful kidney transplant occurred just 69 years ago and the first dialysis clinic opened 12 years later. Our health care system took longer to respond – it was another decade before a Medicare program was established to help pay for…

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Nephrology News & Issues

Legislators introduce bill to improve access to CKD, ESKD care

Two U.S. senators recently introduced legislation to improve access to care for patients with chronic kidney disease. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced S.1676, the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019, on May 24. “If passed, this legislation would raise awareness, incentivize innovation, improve care and empower…

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

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (S. 1676) was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin and Roy Blunt 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 the Chronic Kidney Disease…

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Kidney Care Community Commends Lawmakers for Adding Critical “KidneyX” Funding in Proposed House FY 2020 Appropriations Bill to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Inclusion of $10 Million in Federal Funding Will Complement $25 Million in Private Sector Investment for Kidney Disease Research and Innovation 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 commended lawmakers on the…

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Kidney Community Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Support Private-Public “KidneyX” Partnership to Address Nation’s Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders Calls for $25 Million in Public Matching Funds to Support KidneyX to Boost Investment in Kidney Disease Research and Innovation 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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The Hill

Congress, the administration, and kidney care community must further improve care for 30 million Americans

March is National Kidney Month, a perfect time to reflect on the progress made in kidney care and efforts to advance that success to the next level. The challenge facing individuals with kidney diseases requires a united effort from Congress, the Administration, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the kidney care community. Fortunately, the…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improved Dialysis Care Nationwide Leads to Healthier Patients, Reduced Hospital Admissions, and More Savings for Medicare

During National Kidney Month, the kidney care community celebrates improved care and how resultant reductions in healthcare utilization are benefitting both individuals with kidney failure and taxpayers MARCH 18, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Sustained improvements in dialysis care nationwide are keeping patients healthier and out of hospitals, a positive trend that is generating billions of…

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NEW DATA ANALYSIS: Improvements in Kidney Care Mean Americans with Kidney Failure Are Living Longer While Saving Nation’s Health Care System Billions

Better dialysis care has saved billions of Medicare dollars and helped patients with kidney failure who depend on dialysis live longer, healthier lives with reduced hospital admissions WASHINGTON – More than 30 million Americans are living with kidney diseases. It is a silent killer that, left untreated, can develop into kidney failure – requiring dialysis or…

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Inside Health Policy

Azar: Incentives For Center-Based Dialysis Need To Change

HHS Secretary Alex Azar indicated Monday (March 4) that HHS hopes to change incentives for home dialysis and transplants, as he said the system is leading dialysis companies to keep from helping patients find or prep for a transplant and to not give patients the best options for care in the home. However, Kidney Care…

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