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Payment and Treatment for Dialysis Patients: CMS Issues Final Rulings

On Friday, October 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final regulations regarding payments to dialysis facilities and quality measures dialysis facilities must meet in 2017 and 2018 to avoid facing a penalty. Advertisements

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Be a Part of NKF’s Kidney Patient Summit

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is hosting the 2nd Annual Kidney Patient Summit in Washington, DC, on March 2-3, 2015.  Join us for this special National Kidney Month event as we unite as one voice to tell Congress about the importance of … Continue reading

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Join NKF and Make a Difference

You may already follow the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Maybe you read our blog posts or visit our website for information. But did you know you can also join NKF and become part of the … Continue reading

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Future Dialysis Cuts Reduced and Oral-only Drugs Remain under Part D until 2024

On Monday March 31, 2014, the Senate passed legislation that avoids substantial Medicare cuts to physician payments. This vote comes on the heels of House approval that occurred last week.   The one year patch to Medicare physician payments includes a … Continue reading

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Year in Review: NKF Public Policy and Advocacy

Advocacy and public policy efforts were in full swing this past year and the National Kidney Foundation worked to maximize opportunities to improve kidney care. Here is a snapshot of our top advocacy activities in 2013. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug … 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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Who Gets the Kidney? 5 Changes to the Allocation System

More than 96,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for a life-saving kidney and if this year follows the trend of years past, there will only be about 16,500 kidneys donated. Clearly, the demand is far greater than the … 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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