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

About Us

WHO WE ARE

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.

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KIDNEY CARE FIRST

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.

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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.

NEWS

Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Congress introduces legislation on improving access to kidney care

The U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would improve education options and promote access to treatment for kidney disease. The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (H.R. 3912) was introduced by Representatives John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, and is similar to legislation introduced in the Senate…

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Nation’s Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan House Bill to Improve and Expand Quality, Access and Choice to Kidney Care

Legislation would incentivize innovation, improve care while aligning with ongoing efforts with the kidney community and the Administration to expand and improve access to quality kidney care WASHINGTON, DC – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading kidney care multi-stakeholder coalition, representing patient advocates, physician organizations, health professional groups, dialysis providers, researchers and manufacturers…

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Statement from Kidney Care Partners on CMS Proposed ESRD Rule Changes

WASHINGTON, DC— Today Kidney Care Partners (KCP) responded to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Quality Incentive Program (QIP) proposed rules. KCP cautions that without addressing the sustainable, long-term payment changes for the current payment systems and Value-Based Purchasing Program,…

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