Research, Innovation and Care Quality

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.




Issue Spotlight: Care Coordination

Well-structured care coordination has the potential to provide a more focused, dedicated care management approach that would streamline care, improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Care coordination efforts for providers of ESRD care have shown promising results. DPC would like care coordination efforts to continue both for the sake of people on dialysis and for American taxpayers.

Our Work:

June 22, 2015, DPC Submits Ideas for Improving ESRD Care to Special Senate Task Force

October 31, 2013, Comment Letter: Extension of Florida’s Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Waiver

June 26, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Joins Kidney Community in Requesting Meeting with CMS on ESCOs.

September 5, 2012, DPC Comments on the Creation of Nephrology Specific Integrated Care Pilot Projects

July 23, 2012, Letter to Daniel Farmer of the Stakeholder Engagement Group at CMMI

July 8, 2011, Letter to Acting Director Richard J. Gilfillan for CMMI

June 2, 2011, Comment Letter: Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations

Fact Sheets:

It's Time to Open Up Medicare Advantage Enrollment to Dialysis Patients
Dialysis Patient Demonstration Act



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Urge Your Legislators to Support the Dialysis Patient Act!




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