As the nation works to contain the COVID-19 virus, the kidney care community is working tirelessly to protect patients, care providers, and the communities we serve.


Quality is improving in kidney care. We're just getting started.

About Us


Kidney Care Partners (KCP) was founded in May of 2003 as a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals living with kidney diseases.



A Framework for Improving Renal Disease Support & Treatments

Kidney Care FIRST is a broad look at how we can dramatically improve kidney care nationwide, save lives, and achieve potentially billions of dollars in savings to our healthcare system.


More than 88K Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant.

Nearly 500K Americans are currently on dialysis.

More than 700K Americans are living with kidney failure (ESRD).

More than 124K Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure each year.

More than 30M Americans are living with chronic kidney disease.


American Journal of Managed Care

The Kidney Community Advances Innovative Solutions and Improves Patient Care—Even During a National Pandemic Crisis

Authors from the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney Care Partners discuss the response of the kidney care community to the COVID-19 pandemic. As health professionals and medical researchers raced to understand the wide-reaching effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), kidney professionals have taken on more, transformed treatment, and made critical improvements to a system…

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American Journal of Managed Care

CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Model to Promote Home Dialysis, Live Donor Transplants

CMS today finalized a new payment model it said would give patients greater access to home dialysis and kidney transplants from live donors, which officials said would improve outcomes and quality of life while saving Medicare $23 million over 5 years. Trump administration officials said the model, which takes effect January 1, 2021, would be the…

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MedPage Today

CMS Moves to Boost Home Dialysis, Living Donor Kidney Transplants

Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may soon have easier access to home dialysis and kidney transplants under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “Today we’re announcing two major steps forward in our efforts to advance American kidney health,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday…

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