Hi, all! As an advocacy council member for the National Kidney Foundation, I'm pleased to share the following news alert:
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) presented early detection legislation before Congress on September 28, 2017. NKF believes it can help change the pattern of how chronic kidney disease is identified and treated, improving the outcomes and quality of life of patients with CKD. H.R. 3867 seeks to demonstrate that early detection of CKD, combined with effective and coordinated care that engages patients in the decision-making process, can not only improve clinical results but also lower healthcare spending. The voluntary practitioner-led Medicare pilot program will tie Medicare payment to improvements in the early detection of CKD and the care patients receive. This bill will promote stronger collaboration between primary care and nephrology practitioners to preserve kidney health and provide them with the resources they need to make measurable improvements in the care of people with CKD.
How you can get involved:
Please be sure to send your tweet and email to Congress! You can also take action by going to this website: advocacy.kidney.org/. Please make sure to edit your emails to Congress – the email systems on Capitol Hill filter out non-personalize bulk emails from those that are, and as you know, personalized messages make far more impact!
Your voice matters! Your personal experiences matter! Thank you in advance for considering speaking up and out about this vital legislation!