California governor signs bill to restrict dialysis profits

October 14, 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation yesterday that will restrict the amount of money dialysis providers and drug rehabilitation…
In the Journals

‘Presumed consent’ policy may help improve organ donation in the US

October 11, 2019
According to a recently published study, implementing a policy that requires citizens to “opt-out” of being an organ donor may help…

AKF: Why California AB 290 will hurt patients

October 11, 2019
For 2 years, the American Kidney Fund has engaged with a broad coalition of patient and disease groups, community organizations, minority advocates…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
Meeting News

ESRD Treatment Choices model takes high priority in Washington update

October 4, 2019
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California — The state of health care legislation in Washington and ongoing concerns about the inadequacies of the ESRD…

Congress introduces legislation on improving access to kidney care

October 1, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would improve education options and promote access to treatment for kidney disease…

California bill on dialysis profits awaits governor’s decision

September 30, 2019
After nearly 2 years of debate, a governor veto, a failed ballot proposition and millions of dollars spent by dialysis providers and health care…

ACR: Safe Step Act would limit 'inappropriate' step therapy use

September 27, 2019
A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week would establish guidelines to prevent the inappropriate use of step therapy in…

Kidney community offers pushback on ESRD Treatment Choices model

September 27, 2019
Professional associations in nephrology, dialysis providers and patient groups joined recent criticism by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission…
In the Journals

New Kidney Allocation System has not ended socioeconomic disparities in preemptive transplant

September 26, 2019
Despite the implementation of the Kidney Allocation System in 2014, black and Hispanic patients — as well as those receiving Medicare instead…