Improve Access to Care
DPC’s mission is to improve dialysis patients’ quality of life. A critical element of quality of life for patients is access to dialysis care. Quality of life is impeded when restrictions limit the choices patients have to receive our treatment. To this end, DPC advocates for the broadest possible choice of dialysis care for all patients, and against limitations or restrictions (of financial, policy or other nature) that effectively limit such choice.
Increase Care Coordination
When health care providers share information with one another in a timely manner about a patient’s health, treatments prescribed and care delivered, such coordinated care often results with better care at a lower cost and improve the patient experience by reducing duplication and increasing access to care.
Ensure High Quality of Care and Patient Safety
All those affected by kidney disease know how vital access to high quality care is to living a full and meaningful life. DPC is committed to working with the kidney community and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that all care provided in this country meets the highest quality and patient safety standards so all of our members can live life to the fullest.
Encourage Research and Innovation
DPC is committed to working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that there are enough incentives in the Medicare ESRD program to encourage innovation in the field. We are also partnering with members of the kidney community and greater medical community to provide the patient voice in new research projects.
Preserve Medication Access
Kidney disease patients know the vital role prescription drugs play in helping to manage their health outcomes. DPC is committed to working with Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the kidney community to ensure patients have full access to the medications they need for their health and quality of life.
Facilitate Health Insurance Reform
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed and signed into law. The goal was to increase access to health insurance for millions of Americans and reduce the cost of health care. The new law will be implemented over many years and DPC is committed to ensuring that chronic kidney disease patients are not excluded from any new coverage opportunities.