Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) sent a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking that the final 2017 Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters include a provision that expands the list of entities from whom insurers are required to accept third-party payments to include nonprofit charitable organizations. The letter asked CMS to consider the role of charitable organization in ensuring access to quality health care for chronically ill patients. Moreover, it addressed the potential lack of quality health care for a vulnerable patient population.

We continue to advocate on behalf of individuals living with kidney disease. AKF Advocates can urge Member of Congress to call Acting Administrator Slavitt by visiting our online Action Center.