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May 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Leading Kidney Patient Group Files Discrimination Complaint with Office of Civil Rights, Cites Blue Cross Idaho for Dumping Low-Income Individuals Because of Their Disease

 On behalf of kidney patients nationally, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) today filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and...


Dec 02, 2015, 15:00 ET Medicaid-Eligible Dialysis Patients Not Fully Informed of Treatment Options, Survey Finds

 End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients who receive Medicaid are less likely to be informed of home modality and transplantation options than...


Nov 17, 2015, 15:25 ET GAO Notes that Care Partner Requirement Remains a Significant Barrier to Home Hemodialysis Use, But Report Neglects to Recommend Policy Options, says Dialysis Patient Citizens

A long-awaited GAO report on home dialysis agrees with survey research by Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) that the need for a care partner to...


Dec 16, 2014, 15:31 ET Dialysis Facility Compare Star Ratings Draw First Challenge To CMS Quality Measures Under Data Quality Act

Dialysis Patient Citizens has filed the first challenge to a CMS quality program under the Data Quality Act, contending that the agency's Dialysis...


Feb 18, 2014, 15:54 ET DPC Education Center Selects Dr. K. Adu Ntoso for 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award

 The DPC Education Center will present the 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award to K. Adu Ntoso, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The award...


Jan 28, 2014, 12:16 ET DPC Education Center to Bestow Willem J. Kolff Award

The DPC Education Center will present the "Willem J. Kolff Award for Innovation and Exceptional Patient Care" at its Inaugural Gala on March 11,...


Nov 25, 2013, 15:00 ET DPC Expresses Concern Regarding Final Medicare Rule

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) appreciates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) acknowledgment of patient concerns...


Aug 30, 2013, 10:00 ET Los pacientes de diálisis necesitan un indicador óseo y mineral

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) publicó hoy informaciones adicionales de su Estudio de Membresía Anual, llevada a cabo por la empresa de...


Aug 30, 2013, 05:07 ET Dialysis Patients Need Bone & Mineral Metric

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released additional information today from its Annual Membership Survey, conducted by global market research...


Aug 29, 2013, 21:24 ET DPC divulga resultados iniciales de encuesta de miembros 2013

 La Encuesta Anual de Miembros de Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC  - Ciudadanos Pacientes en Diálisis), conducida en junio por la...


Aug 29, 2013, 15:12 ET DPC Releases Initial 2013 Membership Survey Results

Identifies vulnerabilities of dialysis patient anemia management  Dialysis Patient Citizens' (DPC) Annual Membership Survey, conducted in...


Jul 02, 2013, 11:59 ET DPC Statement on End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule for Fiscal Year 2014

 "We are appalled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposal to dramatically reduce Medicare funding for the care of...


Mar 06, 2013, 15:18 ET Dialysis Patient Organizations Form Groundbreaking Partnership to Empower and Educate Patients

Dialysis Patient Citizens, DPC Education Center and the Shad Ireland Foundation Combine Efforts to Improve Patient Quality of Life...


Jan 15, 2013, 12:29 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Announces Creation of DPC Education Center

New Affiliate Organization Will Empower Kidney Disease Patients through Education  Today, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) announced the...


Dec 10, 2012, 16:33 ET DPC Urges Caution in Implementing GAO Report Recommendations

Dialysis Patient Citizens issued the following statement in response to today's release of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report...


Sep 18, 2012, 10:26 ET New Kidney Patient Data Shows Strong Need for Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage Legislation

DPC Urges Swift Passage of Bill to Extend Drug Coverage for Transplant Patients Data from a recent survey of Dialysis Patient Citizens'...


Sep 12, 2012, 11:08 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Releases First Data from Patient Survey

Encouraging Results Show High Level of Satisfaction with Dialysis Care Today, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) released the first data in a...


May 24, 2012, 12:21 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Announces New President of the Board of Directors

 Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is proud to announce Eric Edwards has been named President of the DPC Board of Directors.  Edwards, a...


Mar 13, 2012, 13:33 ET Patient Advocates Applaud New Federal Rule Ensuring Equal Access to Private Coverage for ESRD Patients

 Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC), the nation's largest patient-led organization representing dialysis patients, applauded the Administration...


Oct 26, 2011, 12:37 ET Kidney Patient Organizations Urge Super Committee to Enact Policies to Reduce Federal Spending While Increasing Patient Access to Care

Urge the Committee to Ensure Kidney Failure Patients Covered Under the New Health Insurance Exchanges Will Have Same Choices as Patients Outside...


Sep 19, 2011, 16:03 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens' Patient Advocates Storm Capitol Hill

Participants met with Members of Congress to Discuss Extending Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Transplant Patients, Deficit Reduction Efforts...


Aug 31, 2011, 13:07 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Provides Comments to CMS on ESRD Quality Incentive Program

Letter Outlines Key Priorities Including Timeliness of Data, Lower Level Hemoglobin Measure Yesterday, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC), the...


Aug 08, 2011, 12:19 ET Dearborn Community to Host Kidney Disease Awareness Event

Michigan Dialysis Summit will feature Congressman John Conyers (MI-14), Patient Advocate Julia Herzog and Dr. Robert Provenzano, VP of Medical...


May 14, 2010, 13:53 ET NBA Legend/Kidney Disease Advocate Alonzo Mourning Visits Capitol Hill to Promote Kidney Disease Awareness, Urge Protection for Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

Mourning Expressed Concern Over Government's "Proposed Rule" for Medicare's Dialysis Benefit That Would Weaken Benefit, Add Financial Burdens on...


Mar 11, 2010, 14:27 ET South Carolina Senate Banking & Insurance Committee Advances Medigap Bill to Full Senate by Overwhelming Vote

Supported by the S.C. Kidney Care Community, Patients and Lawmakers, S. 1128 Designed to Provide Access to Secondary Insurance for Approximately...