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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

American Journal of Managed Care

CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Model to Promote Home Dialysis, Live Donor Transplants

CMS today finalized a new payment model it said would give patients greater access to home dialysis and kidney transplants from live donors, which officials said would improve outcomes and quality of life while saving Medicare $23 million over 5 years. Trump administration officials said the model, which takes effect January 1, 2021, would be the…

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MedPage Today

CMS Moves to Boost Home Dialysis, Living Donor Kidney Transplants

Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may soon have easier access to home dialysis and kidney transplants under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “Today we’re announcing two major steps forward in our efforts to advance American kidney health,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday…

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Inside Health Policy

CMS To Start Mandatory ESRD Model In 2021 With 30% Of Providers

CMS on Friday (Sept. 18) announced it will start on Jan. 1 a mandatory demonstration aimed at increasing the use of home dialysis and kidney transplants — which the agency says should give providers plenty of time to prepare — and also revealed it will include 30% of dialysis facilities and providers managing adults with End-Stage Renal…

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