AAP, AAFP, ACP, urge Trump administration to rescind final 'public charge' rule

August 13, 2019
The AAP has issued a press release urging the Trump administration to rescind a Department of Homeland Security proposal that could affect immigrant…

HHS Secretary Azar shows support for $500 million Baxter investment in PD technology

August 7, 2019
HHS Secretary Alex Azar II visited a Baxter research and development facility in Bloomington, Indiana earlier this week to show support for a $500…

CMS takes E&M code restructuring off the table in proposed rule for physician pay

August 5, 2019
Nephrologists will likely see minor increases next year in payments for 14 of the 17 billable inpatient and outpatient dialysis services they…
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Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…

CMS offers dialysis providers a $5 increase in composite rate, bonus for using new technology

July 30, 2019
CMS is offering $5 more per dialysis treatment and a bonus to providers if they use newer technology in their clinics in a proposed rule for the…

California lawmaker calls for OIG to rescind advisory opinion for American Kidney Fund, to conduct probe

July 26, 2019
Rep. Katie Porter of California is asking the Office of Inspector General of the HHS to rescind an advisory opinion for the American Kidney…
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Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …

CMS releases ESRD Treatment Choices payment model for increasing home dialysis, transplant

July 12, 2019
HHS released a proposed rule on July 10 that would provide incentives of up to 3% in adjusted payments to nephrologists and dialysis providers who…

Community reacts to Trump’s plan to improve kidney care

July 11, 2019
Described by HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II as possibly the most significant step for treating kidney disease since Congress approved legislation in…

Trump executive order pushes for 80% of ESKD patients to have transplant or be on home dialysis by 2025

July 10, 2019
President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order today to launch Advancing American Kidney Health, a new initiative to increase earlier intervention…