Donald Trump signs executive order to advance American kidney health

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President Donald Trump is using his executive powers to encourage more kidney transplants and treatment at home, and it’s the start of a process intended to overhaul a market in which the federal government spends more than $100 billion per year.

Trump’s executive order will direct the government to take steps intended to cut the cost of care and increase kidney donations. And as part of the strategy, Health and Human Services will announce new payment models intended to shift treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease away from standalone clinics, arguing that receiving dialysis at home is both safer for patients and more cost-effective.

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