Case Study: Kidney Care Partners

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Coalition: Kidney Care Partners

Target Audience(s): Congress, CMS

Challenge: Dialysis providers lost money on every patient dialyzed due to inadequate reimbursement and no mechanism for annual index

Strategies:

  • Created coalition of all kidney health stakeholders – physician groups, patient organizations, dialysis providers, corporate vendors of dialysis products
  • Developed presentation for MedPAC on true costs of dialysis
  • Worked with Patton Boggs (lobbyists) to inform key Congressional leaders
  • Executed grassroots campaign in key Congressional districts, including visits to dialysis centers

Result: Increase in reimbursement included and passed in Medicare authorization

Coalition continues under the direction of Patton Boggs