Not every modality works for every person on dialysis. DPC believes people affected by kidney failure should be able to choose the modality that works best for them. There are a variety of factors that people on dialysis might weigh in order to choose one modality over another. These include employment status, insurance coverage, the availability of services available and personal preference. DPC strives to ensure all modalities are free of financial and regulatory barriers so people affected by kidney failure can live the active and fulfilling lives they want to live.
HHS Announces Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Modernization Initiative
In March, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a Modernization Initiative to strengthen accountability and transparency in the Organ Procurement and [...]
National Kidney Month Reminds Us of the Possibilities of Life on Dialysis
The coming March marks the start of National Kidney Month, a time to promote kidney health, raise awareness of the obstacles facing patients, and advocate for policies that help them as they navigate life [...]
DPC Continues Outreach to Protect Patients’ Rights
DPC Members and Patient Ambassadors continue advocacy on H.R. 8594/S. 4750 - The Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act, which would codify into law the right for dialysis patients to stay on their private insurance [...]
Medicare Kicks Off New Kidney Care Demonstration Project
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has announced 85 sites for its Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Demonstration Project, which started January 1, 2022. The program, initially announced by President Donald Trump in July 2019, [...]
DPC Responds to Medicare Officials’ Request for Information on Transplants and Home Modalities
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are preparing new initiatives to promote transplant and home dialysis, and asked the public for recommendations. The request came as part of the President’s Executive Orders “to advance [...]
2021 Annual Survey Last Call!
24 hours remain to complete our survey. Make sure to complete your survey for a chance at one of 10 remaining $100 gift certificates. Our 2021 Annual Membership Survey is live, and it will remain [...]