NATIONAL REPORT SAYS INDEPENDENCE FOR WORKERS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE MEANS KEEPING JOBS, MANAGING DISEASE, AND AVOIDING DISABILITY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACTS: Deborah Pelaez, AAKP Marketing and Communications Manager  dpelaez@aakp.org; 813-928-2921 Gary Green, AAKP Executive Director ggreen@aakp.org; 1-212-417-0426 NATIONAL REPORT SAYS INDEPENDENCE FOR WORKERS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE MEANS KEEPING JOBS, MANAGING DISEASE, AND AVOIDING DISABILITY WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new national report recommends that working-age Americans who have been diagnosed with non-dialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
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June 28, 2017 – LCD Reconsideration Number AB0016, Immune Globulin Intraveneous (IVIg)

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Via E-mail Arthur Lurvey, MD, FACP, FACE Contractor Medical Director Noridian Healthcare Solutions 900 42ns Street South Fargo, North Dakota 58103 Eileen Moynihan, MD Contractor Medical Director Noridian Healthcare Solutions 900 42nd Street South Fargo, North Dakota 58103 Dear Drs. Lurvey and Moynihan: RE: LCD Reconsideration Number AB0016, Immune Globulin Intraveneous (IVIg) On behalf of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), representing a majority of professionals engaged in the field of solid organ transplantation, and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
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EARNING A PAYCHECK: NEW INITIATIVE FOCUSES ON KEEPING CKD PATIENTS WORKING

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Nephrology News & Issues June 22, 2017 A report from the American Association of Kidney Patients and the Medical Education Institute outlines initial steps to help employed individuals with progressing chronic kidney disease keep their jobs. The 78-page paper, entitled “KidneyWorks: A job retention program for people with chronic kidney disease,” includes a website which provides resources and serves as the group home base for developing recommendations presented in the report.
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June 12, 2017 – Dialysis Patients Demonstration Act of 2016 (H.R. 5942) Capitated Arrangements Threaten ESRD Patients’ Access to Transplant

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The Honorable Jason Smith U.S. House of Representatives 1118 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Earl Blumenauer U.S. House of Representatives 1111 Longworth House Office Bldg Washington, DC 20515 RE: Dialysis Patients Demonstration Act of 2016 (H.R. 5942) Capitated Arrangements Threaten ESRD Patients’ Access to Transplant Dear Representatives Young and Blumenauer: On behalf of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), the American Society for Transplantation (AST), the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
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GRANT APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR THE JENNY KITSEN PATIENT SAFETY AWARD

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017FOR MORE INFORMATION: Deborah Peleaz Marketing and Communications Manager 813-400-2394 dpeleaz@aakp.orgTAMPA, FLA – Applications for the 2017-2018 grant cycle of the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award are now available from the American Association of Kidney Patients. Applications are due July 31, 2017. The Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award funds an annual lecture, presentation or program that will advance patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.
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THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ANNUAL AWARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2017FOR MORE INFORMATION: Deborah Peleaz Manager Marketing Communications (800)749-AAKP(2257) dpeleaz@aakp.org THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR ITS ANNUAL AWARDS RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN KIDNEY CARE TAMPA, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) announced today it is accepting nominations for its Annual Awards. The AAKP Annual Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to improving the lives of kidney patients.
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