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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.


Statement from Kidney Care Partners on the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Proposed Changes to Medicare Advantage

Washington, DC — In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement on proposed changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) reiterated its strong support for action to provide Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure – or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) — with access to MA plans. However, KCP…

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MedPAC Eyes Axing ESRD Drug Add-On Pay As Trump Touts Kidney Care

Some kidney care stakeholders say the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission seems to be at odds with the administration over the need for innovation in treatments for end stage renal disease patients after commissioners at their January meeting leaned toward eliminating the transitional drug add-on payment adjustment to the ESRD pay bundle. But the payment advisors…

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John P. Butler, President and CEO of Akebia Therapeutics, Takes Helm as New Chair of Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition

Butler will focus on supporting innovation to improve patient-centric care for individuals living with kidney disease, kidney failure and transplants  Washington, DC—Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition composed of patients, caregivers, providers, researchers and manufacturers – is pleased to announce John P. Butler as its new chair. Butler, a long-standing…

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