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Proposed rule follows ASN advocacy to cover individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. 

Medicare beneficiaries with AKI would have a wider range of choices about how and where they receive renal dialysis services.

The proposed model would advance efforts to increase organ donation and improve clinical outcomes, system improvement, quality measurement, transparency, and regulatory oversight.

ACGME accreditation would advance transplant nephrology as a distinct medical sub-subspecialty and foster broad nationwide adoption of uniformly rigorous transplant nephrology training.  

ASN Advocacy for Kidney Transplant Model Yields Success

The ETC Model began in January 2021 and uses financial bonuses and penalties to increase home dialysis and kidney transplant.

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.