Nephrology

James Matera, DO, on HHS’s ‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative

On July 10, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to launch the 'Advancing American Kidney Health' initiative, which the US Department of Health & Human Services says is geared towards improving the lives of Americans with kidney disease, expanding options for American patients, and reducing healthcare costs. James Matera, DO, from CentraState Medical Center in New Jersey, discusses what this initiative means for nephrologists and primary care physicians.

James Matera, DO, FACOI, is a practicing nephrologist, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.

Additional Reading:

  1. HHS launches President Trump’s “advancing American kidney health” initiative [press release]. July 10, 2019. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2019/07/10/hhs-launches-president-trump-advancing-american-kidney-health-initiative.html.
  2. Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Advancing American kidney health. https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/advancing-american-kidney-health. Accessed July 11, 2019.

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