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Aug 19, 2016, 14:52 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Statement on CMS' Request for Information

If anyone doesn't know why the public is fed-up with our government, all they need to do is look at yesterday's RFI on third party payment, which...


Jul 11, 2016, 10:06 ET H.R.5659 Builds on Momentum to Open Medicare Advantage to ESRD Patients

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) hailed the introduction of H.R. 5659 as the latest in a series of milestones toward opening Medicare Advantage (MA)...


Jun 27, 2016, 09:54 ET Dialysis Patient Citizens Applauds Introduction of Dialysis PATIENT Demonstration Bills

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation mandating a new Medicare demonstration of integrated care for ESRD patients will help spread best practices for...


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...


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...


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,...