Navigation Links
Kidney Patient Organizations, Kidney Community Come Out in Support of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Extension
Date:12/12/2007

Patient organizations support extending MSP and using savings for improving Medicare program; National Kidney Foundation, Renal Support Network, American Kidney Fund and DaVita Patient Citizens submit letters to Capitol Hill in favor of ESRD provisions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ---Kidney Care Partners -- a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers working together to improve quality of care for individuals with chronic kidney disease -- and many of its individual member organizations continue to voice their support in the debate over the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) provisions to extend the period for end stage renal disease (ESRD) from 30 to 42 months.

"The 12 month extension will generate savings to the Medicare program which can then be used to educate people who have kidney disease and ensure their continued access to high quality care," said Dr. Edward Jones, Chairman of Kidney Care Partners and a practicing nephrologist. "Four leading kidney patient advocacy organizations endorse the MSP extension as being in the best interest of patients, the Medicare program, taxpayers and the renal community. The MSP extension assures access and quality of life sustaining care required by kidney patients."

Kidney failure is the only disease condition where private insurers can deny coverage. Although patients can chose to enroll in Medicare any time after the third month of dialysis, they are required to switch to Medicare after 30 months, even if they would prefer to remain in their private health insurance plan. This may mean that some patients and their families are confronted with higher out-of-pocket costs and less comprehensive health coverage.

While improving quality of care and access for kidney failure patients, the MSP extension would have a negligible cost impact for private employers. The proposal would affect fewer than 10,000 patients nationwide. '/>"/>

SOURCE Kidney Care Partners
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
2. Expenses Overshadow Optimism for Kidney Failure Patients
3. Katie Lee Joel to Conduct Cooking Demonstration for Local Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
4. Experimental drug shows promise in advanced kidney cancer
5. New Kidney Disease Can Be Fatal
6. Lowering Blood Protein Wont Help Kidney Patients
7. DaVita Teammates Bicycling 230 Miles for Kidney Disease Education
8. Stem Cell Therapy Disappoints Against Rare Kidney Ailment
9. Metabolic syndrome heightens risk for development of uric-acid kidney stones
10. Nighttime Home Dialysis a Boon for Kidney Patients
11. New Survey Reveals Kidney Patients Concern About Medicare Policies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... per cent of Canadians surveyed said they would participate ... specific number of genetic conditions, only 80 per cent ... that would sequence their newborns, genomes.,Most newborns in North ... day or two of life in which a tiny ... tested for about five to 54 conditions, depending on ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Queen,s University Belfast,s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, whose work ... elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of ... is an independent advisory body of highly distinguished oncologists ... and suffering caused by cancer in Europe. , Professor ... Northern Ireland move from the bottom of the UK ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... have called for more research to be carried ... in sub-Saharan Africa. In a paper in ... Stothard, working with colleagues in the department of ... in Cleveland Ohio, University of Cambridge and the ... the joint burden of HIV/AIDS and schistosomiasis of ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 2014 The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) recently ... Dinner for their support of TGen,s research into brain, ... 28 in Scottsdale. , Catherine Ivy, Founder and President ... John S. McCain Leadership Award, named for U.S. Sen. ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... 16, 2014) A team that includes scientists from the ... Center at San Antonio, Johns Hopkins University and St. Mary,s ... common fungus to infect the body. , The fungal pathogen ... oral thrush, and is the most common fungal pathogen to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing 2Health News:Researcher looks at public perceptions around newborn testing 3Health News:More research called for into HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children 2Health News:TGen honors Catherine Ivy and Craig Jackson with Leadership; Collaborative Spirit awards 2
... little is known about these ,in situ, malignancies, experts say ... women with breast cancer in situ in the United States finds ... that number is expected to increase to more than 1 million. ... newly diagnosed breast cancers. It is the early stage of the ...
... , , , , ... stock will be included in the S&P 500 index following the company,s ... be added to the index on Sept. 1, coinciding with its first ... symbol "CFN." , , "Our inclusion in the ...
... test , TUESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- In a ... found that saliva contains at least 50 microRNAs that could ... levels in the saliva of 50 people with oral squamous ... 50 microRNAs that may be associated with oral cancer. , ...
... cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the most ... use is associated with a more than four-fold increased ... in the breast opposite, or contralateral, to the initial ... colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were published ...
... progressive resistance training also called strength training ... older adults to improve their health. A Virginia Tech ... physiology, and medicine is designing a program to help ... in order to prevent diabetes. "Much attention ...
... Aug. 25 One month ago, July 20, 2009, ... through all 48 states in the continental U.S. in 48 days, a total ... Nagle now has passed well beyond the halfway point on his route, bicycling ... In addition to eyeing a Guinness World Record with his ride, Nagle ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More Women Surviving After Early Breast Cancer 2Health News:More Women Surviving After Early Breast Cancer 3Health News:CareFusion Corp to be Included in S&P 500 Index 2Health News:Saliva May Help Spot Oral Cancer Early 2Health News:Long-term tamoxifen use increases risk of an aggressive, hard to treat type of second breast cancer 2Health News:Researchers evaluate resistance training for diabetes prevention 2Health News:Researchers evaluate resistance training for diabetes prevention 3Health News:College Student's '48 States in 48 Days' Bike Ride Moves Well Beyond the Halfway Point 2
(Date:1/14/2014)...  Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX ) today announced that ... 2013 on Monday, February 3, 2014. A press release announcing ... trading. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO ) ... highlights and financial results for the fourth quarter and twelve ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw ... with accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw ... soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , a privately ... for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, announced ... Valhalla, NY as of January 15, ... at New York Medical College. Oligomerix, which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 2Luminex Corporation Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Scheduled for February 3, 2014 3Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... 2011 International Isotopes Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: ... of the Company,s general business status, particularly, the year to ... to discuss progress of its ongoing plans for the depleted ... General Business Update. When: Wednesday, September ...
... LUTHERVILLE, Md., Sept. 12, 2011 The National ... nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, ... in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion ... to a survey by the Substance Abuse and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:International Isotopes Inc Announces Conference Call to Give an Update on the Company's General Business Status 2
... System consists of a two-part curable polyurethane ... inserted into the disc space after the ... then injected with the flowable polymer which ... conforms to the shape and size of ...
... trial for 14 years -- and works! ... employs cutting-edge, patent-pending technology to attain the ... unsurpassed accuracy. The technique traces the amount ... blood to determine gender. Here's how it ...
... FISH pharmDx Kit is a direct fluorescence ... quantitatively determine HER2 gene amplification in formalin-fixed, ... is determined from the ratio between the ... the HER2 gene probe (red signals) and ...
... the age of 3 can choose either the ... same design principle applies to both:, ,Maximize ... aerosol output when the patient exhales using two ... to leave the nebulizer. The result is a ...
Medicine Products: