Urge Your Legislators to Protect Kidney Patients

By ASN Staff

Congress is currently considering the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 (H.R. 4143/S. 2065) which proposes a demonstration project for an integrated care model to increase care coordination for patients with kidney failure.

While ASN is a staunch proponent of increasing care coordination for people with kidney disease, the PATIENTS Act includes several provisions that leave people with kidney failure at risk of suffering from unintended consequences, including:

  1. Restriction of patient choice
  2. Exacerbation of existing silos of care
  3. Exclusion of transplanted patients
  4. Infringement on the patient-physician relationship and disruption of care

Prior efforts to address these concerns have not been answered by Congress.

We need your voice.

By clicking "Take Action" below, you will be able to personalize and send a pre-composed letter directly to your legislators.

Please promote the best care for patients with kidney failure by asking your legislators to withhold support for the PATIENTS Act until these risks are addressed.

Take Action Now

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Congress is currently considering the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017 (H.R. 4143/S. 2065) which proposes a demonstration project for an integrated care model to increase care coordination for patients with kidney failure.

While ASN is a staunch proponent of increasing care coordination for people with kidney disease, the PATIENTS Act includes several provisions that leave people with kidney failure at risk of suffering from unintended consequences, including:

  1. Restriction of patient choice
  2. Exacerbation of existing silos of care
  3. Exclusion of transplanted patients
  4. Infringement on the patient-physician relationship and disruption of care

Prior efforts to address these concerns have not been answered by Congress.

We need your voice.

By clicking "Take Action" below, you will be able to personalize and send a pre-composed letter directly to your legislators.

Please promote the best care for patients with kidney failure by asking your legislators to withhold support for the PATIENTS Act until these risks are addressed.

Take Action Now

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Monday, July 23, 2018