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Kidney Care Partners Reacts to Recently Released Prospective Payment System (PPS) Rule

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 shared the following in reaction to the recently released Prospective Payment System (PPS) Rule: KCP remains supportive of the Transitional Drug Add-on Payment Adjustment (TDAPA) for…

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The Hill

COVID-19 and kidney disease: A deadly intersection that requires investment in prevention, research

In the months since the novel coronavirus first began infecting individuals in the United States, Americans – health care professionals, researchers, and the public alike – have received a rapid and ever-changing education in the medical science on this devasting virus. What we initially understood as primarily a respiratory illness has proven itself to be…

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MedPage Today

Business Rivals Join to Help Vulnerable Kidney Patients During COVID-19

When COVID-19 began spreading rapidly across the United States, government officials responded with stay-at-home orders, business closures, cancellations of elective procedures, and many other unprecedented measures to slow the spread of the virus. Yet, as Americans did their part to social distance and protect their neighbors and loved ones, kidney patients, and particularly those on dialysis, faced…

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Kidney Care Partners Pleased CMS Implements Expansion of Medicare Advantage Program, Concerned Other Changes Could Undermine Care Access for Patients with Kidney Failure

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 – sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma applauding CMS…

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Kidney Care Partners Opposes Discriminatory Policies Toward Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients with Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure During Pandemic

Kidney Community Applauds HHS Office for Civil Rights for Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Regulations to Address Potential for Denial of Medical, Ventilator Care for Kidney Patients with COVID-19 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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Morning Consult

More Federal Help Is Needed to Address COVID-19 Crisis Facing Kidney Patients

In times of crisis, Americans always find a way to answer the call. The COVID-19 emergency, although unique to history, is no different. We are taking necessary precautions, maintaining social distance and helping our neighbors. We are following the science, observing guidelines and working together to flatten the curve — with the hope of saving…

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Kidney Community Applauds the Administration’s Recently Announced Regulatory Relief for Kidney Care Providers and Patients

Recommendations from Kidney Care Partners Adopted and Approved by Administration 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking action to expand telehealth services…

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Amid Escalating COVID-19 Pandemic, Nation’s Kidney Care Community Calls on Congress and the Administration to Help Protect Vulnerable Patients, Frontline Care Providers

Americans with Kidney Failure Among the Most At-Risk; Cannot Miss Dialysis Care WASHINGTON – As the nation works to contain COVID-19 virus, the kidney care community urges Congress and the Administration to act quickly to protect individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), as well as the caregivers who ensure dialysis…

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KCP Statement on CMS’ Agreement to Classify Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Vascular Access As Essential Surgeries for Kidney Patients

Kidney Care Partners – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals living with kidney diseases – applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for issuing a statement today clarifying its elective surgery…

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The Hill

A kidney disease moonshot is long overdue

What we need is a new “moonshot” for kidney care — that mirrors previous initiatives to tackle cancer. We need the collective energy, focus, incentives, and resources of both government and stakeholders — to bring diagnosis, treatment, access, choice, and delivery of quality kidney care into the 21st century. This will by far be our…

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