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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.


Healio Nephrology News & Issues

CMS finalizes ESRD Treatment Choices model, estimates $23 million in savings

CMS released the final version of its ESRD Treatment Choices payment model today, aimed at incentivizing dialysis providers to place more patients with end-stage renal disease on home dialysis or refer them for a kidney transplant. “President Trump is tackling a longstanding problem for people with kidney disease because they deserve better than a system…

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Modern Healthcare

CMS approves chronic kidney disease payment model

CMS on Friday unveiled its alternative payment model for patients with chronic kidney disease. The End-Stage Renal Disease ESRD Treatment Choices—ETC—model encourages increased home dialysis use and kidney transplants. According to the agency, it will affect nearly a third of kidney care providers and save the federal government about $23 million over five and a half years.…

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Statement by Kidney Care Partners on The ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) is carefully reviewing the release of the ESRD Treatment Choices Model today as a final rule, and we will provide a more detailed response following that review process. KCP thanks the Administration for its continued efforts to improve kidney care quality and care delivery to our nation’s most vulnerable Medicare population…

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