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.”
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.
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.
Priority #2:TRANSFORM TRANSPLANT and increase access to donor kidneys. If patients understood the benefits of transplantation and the process involved, more would likely accept the opportunity and pursue transplant listing.
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.