AAKP Key Correspondence

Public Comments & Correspondence

This section includes public comments & correspondence made by the American Association of Kidney Patients staff or board members individually or in conjunction with other organizations. 

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2022

AAKP Signs Onto Letter Regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance Coverage and Other Health-Related Coverage
October 3, 2022 The Honorable Xavier Becerra Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Becerra: As organizations representing patients, people … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
AAKP signs onto letter to ask CMS to preserve access to critically important diagnostics and continued use of ICD-10 NOS codes
April 6, 2022 Jonathan Blum Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Delivered electronically Dear Mr. Blum: The … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More

2021

132 Organizations Ask for Key Medicare Part D OOP Reforms in Budget Reconciliation Package
September 9, 2021 Chairman Ron Wyden Senate Committee on Finance 219 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Chairman Frank Pallone House Committee on Energy and Commerce 2125 Rayburn House … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
RE: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model; CMS-1749-P
August 31, 2021 The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Department of Health & Human Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 RE: Medicare Program; End-Stage … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
AAKP PATIENT IMPACT STATEMENT: FULL FDA APPROVAL OF PFIZER/BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                           August 23, 2021                                                                                  FULL FDA APPROVAL OF PFIZER/BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE  PATIENT IMPACT STATEMENT AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTS (AAKP) AMERICA’S LARGEST ORGANIZATION OF KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS ANDLIVING … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
AAKP Letter Re: Calcimimetics Drugs 8.12.21
      August 11, 2021 The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 200 Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure, As the oldest … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
NEWS! CDC EMBRACES FDA AUTHORIZATION OF 3RD VACCINE DOSE FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS
NEWS! CDC EMBRACES FDA AUTHORIZATION OF 3RD VACCINE DOSE FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation’s largest patient organization representing kidney transplant patients and living … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
Letter to Rep. DelBene re Support of Vascular Graft Research 4.13.21
The Honorable Suzan DelBeneVice Chair of Congressional Caucus on DiabetesU.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Representative DelBene: As stakeholders in supporting new technologies that enhance health and quality of … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
Letter to Senator Murray re Support of Vascular Graft Research
The Honorable Patty MurrayDefense Appropriations SubcommitteeU.S. SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Murray: On behalf of of a coalition of concerned Washington State-based stakeholders, I am writing to you to request … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
QALY Coalition Letter 4.21.21
Every life is valuable. We strongly urge policymakers to reject policies that discriminate against people with disabilities and chronic conditions, older adults, and reinforce health inequities. As organizations representing patients … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
STATEMENT ON COMPREHENSIVE LIVING ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS
STATEMENT ON COMPREHENSIVE LIVING ORGAN DONOR PROTECTIONS March is National Kidney Month and April is National Donate Life Month.  As leading, independent, national organizations representing patients, organ donors and their … Continue reading "AAKP Key Correspondence" Read More
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