Congress Releases Report Bolstering NKF-ASN Efforts to Improve Kidney Diagnosis

After a year-long investigation, the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means found “there is a need and desire for professional medical societies to lead the way in a critical reexamination of how race and ethnicity data, when used improperly…can create worse outcomes for patients of color.”

Health Care Inequities and the Rising Incidence of Kidney Diseases

Priority #4: ACHIEVE EQUITY and eliminate disparities. Health disparities and the incidence of kidney diseases are undoubtedly connected. We need to address disparities and achieve equity not just in kidney care, but in health care overall.

Innovation and Equity in Kidney Care

ASN continues to support the need to address equity in the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices Model and approve the first device for add-on innovation payment in kidney care. 

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