December 16, 2020: AAKP & AST joint letter to FDA on importance of supporting rational clinical trial design and support for kidney transplant desensitization

Jennifer Duplessie
December 16, 2020 Nikolay P. Nikolov, MDDirector, Division of Rheumatology and Transplant MedicineFood and Drug AdministrationCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchDivision of Rheumatology and Transplant Medicine5901-B Ammendale RoadBeltsville, MD 20705-1266Re:
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November 13, 2020 – Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) letter commenting on PCORI’s Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data

Jennifer Duplessie
November 13, 2020 Nakela Cook, MD, MPHExecutive DirectorPatient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute1828 L Street NW, Suite 900Washington, DC 20036 Dear Dr. Cook:We are writing to comment on PCORI’s Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data.
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Energy and Commerce Letter

David Scott
October 15, 2020 The Honorable Frank Pallone  Chair, Energy and Commerce Comm. 2125 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515The Honorable Greg WaldenRanking Member, Energy and Commerce Comm.2322-A Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Anna Eshoo Chair, Energy and Commerce Health Subc.
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AST, ASTS & AAKP Request Swift Passage of S. 3353, the Comprehensive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act, During the 116th Congress

Jennifer Duplessie
July 17, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States Senate The Honorable Charles Grassley ChairmanFinance CommitteeUnited States Senate The Honorable Charles SchumerMinority LeaderUnited States Senate The Honorable Ron WydenRanking MemberFinance CommitteeUnited States Senate RE:
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Proposed LCD for Percutaneous AV Fistula for Hemodialysis (DL38573)

Jennifer Duplessie
July 17, 2020 National Government Services Medical Policy Unit P.O. Box 7073 Indianapolis, IN 46207-7073 PartBLCDComments@anthem.com ATTN: Craig Haug, M.D., Medical Director Re: Proposed LCD for Percutaneous AV Fistula for Hemodialysis (DL38573) Dear Dr. Haug: The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)
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Of Presidents, Policies, and Patients

Jennifer Duplessie
Former U.S. Civil Service Director Kay C. James recognizing Office of Personnel Management Chief of Staff Paul T. Conway, Sr. Advisor Ed Flynn and Sr. Advisor for Homeland Security Edward V. Hickey III for their efforts to help secure Congressional authorization of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2002. July 10, 2020 Paul T.
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Thoughts on Juneteenth, From AAKP President Richard Knight

David Scott
Mr. Knight is a former hemodialysis patient who received a kidney transplant for a living donor 14 years ago. AAKP is the largest kidney patient organization in America with a proud 50 year history of matching patients to companies conducting clinical trials for new therapeutics, diagnostics and devices.
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