Sweeping kidney care changes coming from Trump administration

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President Donald Trump is expected to unveil a strategy to revamp the kidney care market, Politico reports.

The strategy is likely to include an executive order and new payment models from HHS that will incentivize patients with chronic kidney disease to undergo dialysis treatments at home rather than in a clinic, anonymous sources told Politico.

While only about 12 percent of patients undergo dialysis treatments at home, the administration believes moving treatment into this setting will be safer for patients and reduce costs. The federal government spends over $100 billion on kidney care annually, according to the report.

President Trump is expected to introduce the strategy in a speech July 9.

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