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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.


Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition Prioritizes, Advances Key Policies to Promote, Support Home Dialysis Care, Choice, Quality

Kidney Care Partners Advocates for Patient-Centric Home Dialysis Policies with Quality Measure Development; Bipartisan Legislation; and Regulatory Reform to Remove Silos, Promote Innovations WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney care coalition comprised of 35 organizations, including patient advocacy groups, medical and transplant professionals, manufacturers, providers, and researchers dedicated to working…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

As financial incentives prove ineffective, kidney community takes steps to improve quality

Quality improvement is a broad term as it applies to health care, and as a major payer for the End-Stage Kidney Disease Program, CMS has tinkered with efforts to influence clinical performance and reduces costs. Most recently, criticism has been leveled at the agency concerning the management of the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), a…

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KCP Statement on July 2021 Proposed ESRD Rule

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – The ESRD rulemaking provides an opportunity to address health disparities among kidney patients – a disproportionate number of whom are minorities – when they reach kidney failure and become beneficiaries of Medicare’s End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program, which pays for dialysis care. The kidney community wants to ensure that the…

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