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 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.
DPC is committed to ensuring access to all forms of treatment for end-stage renal disease including transplantation. DPC works closely with others within the renal community to advocate for adequate policy solutions that encourage organ donation and protect patients' health after they receive a transplant.
DPC is working to ensure that there are appropriate incentives in the Medicare ESRD program to encourage innovation in the field. We are also partnering with members of the kidney and greater medical community to provide the patient voice in new research projects. 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 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.
DPC is committed to ensuring patients have the maximum choice among coverage options when it comes to their dialysis care. Whether through traditional Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid or exchange health plans under the Affordable Care Act, DPC is working to ensure dialysis patients aren't excluded from benefits and coverage necessary for their health.