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Meeting highlights need for increased federal support for kidney research and transplantation.

Increasing opportunities for patients to have kidney transplants and ensuring equitable access to those transplants is a top priority for ASN.

ASN stands by its advocacy efforts to improve care for kidney transplant patients and candidates by increasing OPTN accountability and transparency.

The legislation would prohibit discrimination against living donors obtaining life, disability, and long-term care insurance, and improve job security.

Leveraging technology to offer wholistic pictures, inform clinical decisions, and strengthen relationships between patients and physicians.

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.”

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. 

Priority #3: ACCELERATE INNOVATION and expand patient choice. We need to develop future leaders in nephrology who can move the field forward scientifically and serve as advocates for our patients and our specialty.

ASN joined several other health care professional societies in a meeting with the White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement to discuss clinical labor direct cost issues updates (as announced in the proposed CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule) and its potential impact to patient care.

Priority #1: INTERVENE EARLIER to prevent, diagnose, coordinate care, and educate. The scope of early intervention is so expansive that it touches every aspect of kidney health.