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A Kidney Patient’s Clinical Trial Experience

While we often blog here about health-related policies and opportunities to contact your elected officials, we also like to acknowledge those individuals living with kidney disease who take steps to improve, not only their own lives but, the lives of … Continue reading

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Help Us Prevent Discriminatory Kidney Care Policies

The state of Oregon is currently proposing a policy to allow health plans to effectively put a two year waiting period on covering organ and bone marrow transplants unless the patient had prior insurance coverage.  This policy would apply to … Continue reading

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National Kidney Foundation Volunteers Play A Key Role in Healthcare Research

Patient Centered-Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), created by Congress as part of the Affordable Care Act, provides grants for research projects that will give patients and their health care providers “a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, … Continue reading

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Medicare Proposes Deep Cuts for Dialysis

On Monday July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual proposed rule to update Medicare payment to dialysis providers beginning January 1, 2014 and to modify the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), which reduces reimbursement to … Continue reading

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