Trump Administration To Take Steps To Shift More Kidney Treatment To At-Home Care And Away From Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinics
HHS will announce an agency-wide initiative to encourage home dialysis and also to ramp up better prevention and screening for kidney disease, Politico reports. The plan could upend the kidney care market, and face serious pushback from big dialysis chains that are eager to protect $24 billion a year in revenue.
Trump Aims To Shake Up Kidney Care Market
The Trump administration this week will announce a series of initiatives to encourage more kidney transplants and treatment at home, the start of a process intended to overhaul a market in which the federal government spends more than $100 billion per year. President Donald Trump is slated to unveil the strategy in a speech Wednesday morning and is eyeing additional actions like a possible executive order, according to four individuals with knowledge of the upcoming announcement. (Diamond and Roubein, 7/8)
And in other kidney health news —
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
Researchers Study Brains Of People Who Donate Their Kidneys To Strangers
Researchers are studying the brains of altruistic kidney donors, i.e., people who donate one of their kidneys to a complete stranger. CBS News got a look at the science and were introduced to two women connected by the ultimate gift. As a mother, firefighter and paramedic… putting others first is a way of life for Jo Kummerle. So, it wasn’t a difficult choice when she decided to donate one of her kidneys to a total stranger. (7/8)