NKF to Senate Finance Committee: Do More for Kidney Disease Patients

Advocacy in Action

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) does not believe the Senate Finance Committee’s Bipartisan Chronic Care Working Group (CCWG) recommendations go far enough to address the growing numbers and needs of Americans with chronic kidney disease.

On January 29th, NKF released comments on the CCWG’s policy options document. The working group, chaired by Senator Isakson (GA) and Senator Warner (VA), made numerous proposals to improve the care of Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions and to lower healthcare costs.

While NKF is pleased with proposals to improve the care of individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are on dialysis, NKF also urged the CCWG to target Medicare payment reforms that will encourage better care for individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Only by diagnosing and managing CKD early can we save lives, improve outcomes for kidney patients and reduce healthcare spending.

View original post 436 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s