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March 13, 2012

Raise Awareness in March about Kidney Disease - National Kidney Disease Month

Please join CMS during National Kidney Month in raising awareness about chronic kidney disease. Millions of Americans are at risk for chronic kidney disease and diabetes, and may be able to prevent the need for dialysis and kidney transplantation with early identification and a dedication to healthy lifestyle habits. Early disease detection is key, and the kidney disease-related services covered by Medicare are a great starting point for beneficiaries.

The incidence of kidney failure, or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is rising fast in America, with more than 546,000 patients currently receiving treatment. Medicare covers a range of related services for eligible Medicare beneficiaries including diabetes screening tests, diabetes self-management training, medical nutrition therapy, kidney disease education services, dialysis, and transplant services.

What Can You Do?

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Thank you for joining with CMS to help increase awareness and educate about kidney and diabetes-related services covered by Medicare.

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