This month Members of Congress reached out to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about the ETC Model, which is the same rule DPC commented on last month that pertains to increasing the number of home dialysis treatments and kidney transplants. In the letter, lawmakers raised concerns that parallel many of the priorities DPC advocates for in order to improve dialysis patient care. Specifically, the letter addressed:
- Improving access to care and treatment options
- Promoting patient choice
- Advancing care coordination
- Increasing access to transplant
With over 70 signatures from legislators supporting the letter, we are pleased to see that Members of Congress are aligned with DPC’s goals to improve dialysis patient quality of life. We hope CMS will address these concerns in order to ensure optimal dialysis care.