The BETTER Kidney Care Act (H.R. 8254/S. 4574) was recently introduced by Senators Young (R-IN) and Sinema (D-AZ), along with Representatives Blumenauer (D-OR) and Smith (R-MO). This bill would enhance access to care coordination services for thousands of patients across the United States currently living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). It could also help with services not covered by Medicare such as dental care and transportation.
Coordinated care is essential for improving the overall care and health of ESRD patients. Specifically, better care coordination could mean help for patients with: scheduling doctors’ appointments, reviewing their medication regime, dealing with dialysis access site problems, addressing other comorbidities, taking preventive steps to avoid hospitalization, and much more. By establishing a system in which one entity takes responsibility for the overall care of their dialysis patients, the BETTER Kidney Care Act would help to keep individuals healthy, prevent unwanted complications, and reduce overall healthcare costs.
Please help improve the lives of dialysis patients by urging lawmakers to cosponsor H.R. 8254/S. 4574.