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Latest Dialysis Patient Citizens Stories

2014-03-10 08:29:11

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC Education Center will honor Former United States Senator John Culver at its Inaugural Gala on March 11, 2014. "Senator Culver came to Washington, DC to fight for a better and more just society," said Nancy L. Scott, the DPC Education Center Board President. "We are honored to recognize his many years of dedicated public service and very much appreciate his efforts to increase public awareness of kidney disease."...

2014-02-18 16:26:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC Education Center will present the 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award to K. Adu Ntoso, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award recognizes a health care professional within the dialysis community who best represents innovation and exceptional patient care. Nominations were encouraged from the extended dialysis community across the United States. Dr. Ntoso was chosen from over forty submissions and will personally accept the...

2013-11-23 12:21:44

Coalition Concerned That Phase-In Will Not Mitigate Impact on Patient Access and Care Quality WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's kidney care leaders today expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent - or nearly $30 per treatment - over three to four years will have a negative impact on vulnerable dialysis patients by threatening access to and limiting...

2013-11-23 00:20:21

Cuts to Dialysis Medicare Reimbursement Put Care of Vulnerable Patients at Risk WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kidney Care Council (KCC) is concerned about the negative impact of the multiyear reduction in payment released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) Final Rule. "Dialysis providers are committed to providing the best quality care to all...

2013-09-04 12:33:30

Nation's Largest Renal Coalition Points to New Data Showing Devastating Impact of A 12 Percent/$30 Per Dialysis Treatment Cut WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- the nation's leading kidney care coalition - filed a detailed 77-page formal response with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, the federal agency that oversees Medicare) outlining myriad concerns over the magnitude of proposed cuts and changes to Medicare's dialysis...

2013-08-30 04:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released additional information today from its Annual Membership Survey, conducted by global market research firm Ipsos. The survey reported that 85 percent of DPC's membership relies on phosphate binders and 22 percent relies on calcimimetics, both used for the treatment of Bone and Mineral Metabolism (BMM) disorder that occurs with the loss of kidney function. "With so many dialysis patients relying on...

2013-08-29 16:25:02

Identifies vulnerabilities of dialysis patient anemia management WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dialysis Patient Citizens' (DPC) Annual Membership Survey, conducted in June by global market research firm Ipsos, found that hemoglobin values appear to be stabilizing for a majority of its members over the past year at an average of 10.3 g/dL. However, 22 percent of survey respondents had lower hemoglobin values this year than last. This is of concern because 20...

2013-08-05 16:27:00

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congresswoman Black and three of her colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:43

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...

2013-08-05 16:26:40

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members of the House of Representatives, led by Congressman John Shimkus and three of his colleagues, signed a strongly worded letter to the nation's top Medicare official, urging caution and expressing concern over proposed cuts to Medicare's End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which covers 340,000...