October 20, 2017 – H.R. 1133 Letter in Support of the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017

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October 20, 2017 Representative John R. Carter U.S. House of Representatives 2110 Rayburn House Office Building Washington D.C. 20015 Re: Letter in Support of the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017   Dear Representative Carter, The undersigned transplant patient, physician, and other provider organizations write in strong support of H.R. 1133, “The Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017.” At this time, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
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October 16, 2017 – Protecting Access to Pain Relief (PAPR) Coalition written comments in response to a meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC)

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October 16, 2017 Linda L. Porter, PhD Pain Policy Advisor, Office of Pain Policy Office of the Director National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 31 Center Drive, Room 8A31 Bethesda, MD 20892 Dear Dr. Porter: As undersigned members of the Protecting Access to Pain Relief (PAPR) Coalition, we wish to submit written comments in response to a meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) scheduled for October 23, 2017.

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October 16, 2017 – Letter to Acting Sect. Hargan on Nat’l Clinical Care Commission Act

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Eric D. Hargan                                                                                                                                                                              October 16, 2017 Acting Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Washington, D.C.

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AAKP CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2017 Media Contact: Deborah Pelaezdpelaez@aakp.org813-400-2394 THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ITS MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS – HONORING KIDNEY COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Medal of Excellence Award. The deadline for entries is November 15th. The AAKP Medal of Excellence Program recognizes renal healthcare professionals in five categories:
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October 7, 2017 – Joint Letter to increase transplant rates

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October 7, 2017 Dear Chairmen Brady and Walden and Ranking Members Neal and Pallone: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we are writing to you to urge you to consider enacting legislation that would require the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conduct a voluntary demonstration project designed to encourage transplant centers, dialysis facilities, Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)

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Hurricane Maria Information (posted October 5, 2017)

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We have all followed the recent hurricanes that have affected so many Americans. Many of our fellow patients have struggled with the challenges of maintaining their regular dialysis treatments and getting their lives back in order as they faced interruptions in transportation, water shortages and power outages. AAKP wants to help provide you with the most current and reliable information for your post-storm recovery. If you want to learn more about the current situation in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Florida, please visit the following:

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