ESRD patients are a vulnerable population who rely on dialysis to live. Take action today by sending a personalized letter to your Congressional representatives asking them to prevent harmful cuts to Medicare’s ESRD program!
AKF Kicks Off National Kidney Month with Kidney Action Day on the Hill
On Thursday, March 7, the American Kidney Fund hosted its annual kidney health screening event on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of kidney disease during National Kidney Month. In addition, 10 dedicated Advocates spent the day visiting their Congressional offices to share their story and urge support for federal policies and legislation that can benefit kidney patients and their families. Click here to see a slideshow of Kidney Action Day on the Hill.
Fiscal Cliff Legislation Impacts Medicare ESRD Program
The recent fiscal cliff negotiations resulted in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which Congress passed and the President signed into law in January. In addition to the widely-reported tax provisions of this legislation, the bill also contains multiple provisions that impact Medicare’s End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program, including a re-basing of the ESRD bundled payment and a temporary delay of automatic budget cuts. Click here for a summary.