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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.


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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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

Kidney Care Quality Alliance to continue developing dialysis facility performance metrics

Initially launched in 2005, Kidney Care Partners is set to re-launch its Kidney Care Quality Alliance through which the organization will continue developing quality measures to improve care for patients receiving dialysis. Click here to read the full article on the Healio Nephrology News & Issues website.

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Nations’ Kidney Community Announces Major Initiative to Develop Quality Metrics to Assess Dialysis Provider Performance

Kidney Care Partners, Kidney Care Quality Alliance to Evaluate Measures to Improve Quality, Outcomes WASHINGTON – 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 – relaunched the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA) to develop meaningful measures to evaluate…

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