Policy

September 24, 2019

Reducing the benchmark for the combined home dialysis and transplant rate and allowing for incremental achievement of the benchmark, incentivizing and investing wisely to ensure needed practice transformation, and delaying the start date of the ESRD Treatment Choice Model (ETC) until April 2020 are among the recommendations for adjustments to the model set forth in a letter sent to CMS Administrator Seema Verma on behalf of ASN and its members from President Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN.

September 17, 2019

In a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma, ASN, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) laud the Trump administration for its “ambitious agenda for kidney health” and identify five principles the organizations state will lead to “better patient outcomes that should be supported in the proposed ETC Model.”

The following five principles are included in the organizations’ letter to CMS:

September 13, 2019

Following a recent letter to the editor in the Kansas City Star, kidney patients continue to urge their congressional representatives to support KidneyX during the Senate appropriations process.

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

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