Kidney Today Blog Archive
Topic: News

Kidney Care Advocates Praise Biden For Pulling Third-Party Payer Rule

Author: AKF staff  |  Posted:

The Biden administration recently withdrew an unreleased draft rule on end-stage renal disease conditions of coverage that was expected to address the controversial issue of whether insurers must accept premium payments from third-party charities -- a move quickly applauded by kidney care advocates, although the rule could resurface. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Dialysis, Advocacy and policy, News, Charitable premium assistance

State legislators who have donated kidneys stand up to protect living donors

Author: Melanie Kahn  |  Posted:

In our work to increase kidney transplants through living organ donation, we’ve met inspirational allies in state legislatures around the country. In 2019, we worked to introduce legislation to protect living donors in 14 states—and nine of those passed the legislation! READ MORE >>

TOPICS: Advocacy and policy, News, Living with kidney disease, Kidney transplant

FDA issues first approval for a diabetes medicine that slows progression of CKD

Author: AKF Staff  |  Posted:

For individuals living with diabetes—the leading cause of kidney failure—the approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand name INVOKANA®) to treat diabetic kidney disease and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease is cause for optimism. READ MORE >>

TOPICS: News, Research, Kidney disease prevention
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