Policy

September 4, 2019

On Monday September 2nd, the Trump Administration announced a change to a policy that allowed immigrants to receive a temporary reprieve from deportation while receiving life-savings medical care in the US.

September 4, 2019

Fluid management is an area ripe for innovation that has a significant impact on the quality of life of people with kidney failure. The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) recently released a supplement to its Technology Roadmap for Innovative Approaches to Renal Replacement Therapy entitled Fostering Innovation in Fluid Management.

August 25, 2019

In order to double the number of kidneys available for transplant by 2030, the Administration is looking to increase the utilization of available organs from both deceased and living donors in multiple ways including, but not limited to:...

August 23, 2019

For nearly 50 years kidney disease, one of the most deadly and costly chronic diseases has been overlooked by government, healthcare professionals, and the public—until now.

August 19, 2019

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Department of Policy and Public Affairs team has received numerous questions from interested members and from the broader kidney community on the recent Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health...

July 31, 2019

AAKHI.PNGIn the first major transformation in kidney care in almost 50 years, the Trump Administration announced the Advancing the American Kidney Health initiative on July 10, 2019. The comprehensive kidney health strategy will bring sweeping changes to care for people with kidney diseases, including more choices for dialysis modalities, greater access to transplantation, and concerted support for development of innovative therapies, including artificial kidneys.

July 23, 2019

On July 26, 2019, the ASN policy team hosted anexclusive webinar discussing the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative. Click to see the slides used during the presentation. EAGnfkXW4AQEvvp_0.jpg

July 19, 2019

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is hosting an exclusive webinar on the Advancing American Kidney Health initiative on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, from 2:00-2:45 p.m. EDT.

Hear an overview of the Executive Order launching the initiative, an overview of the forthcoming new payment models, and discuss the report from the office of Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation.

July 15, 2019

While there were many exciting pieces to last week’s announcements that will improve the care of the patients we treat, the attention paid to the artificial kidney is particularly exciting. We believe that Advancing American Kidney Health will increase investment, interest, and innovation in improving kidney care and ultimately curing kidney diseases. Our patients deserve to see the hope generated by Advancing American Kidney Health realized. KHI and KidneyX are determined to do our part to achieve these goals. Our patients deserve no less.

July 10, 2019

In the first major transformation in kidney care in almost 50 years, the Trump Administration today announced the Advancing the American Kidney Health initiative. The comprehensive kidney health strategy will bring sweeping changes to care for people with kidney diseases, including more choices for dialysis modalities, greater access to transplantation, and concerted support for development of innovative therapies, including artificial kidneys.

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