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.
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.
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.
The CMS ESRD proposals are important steps forward to begin to address the health and access inequities that individuals who depend on dialysis care have faced in our health care system. KCP appreciates the ongoing flexibilities CMS has provided in the ESRD quality improvement programs (QIP) as we continue to battle the COVID 19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacts…
CMS finalized changes to a mandatory end-stage renal disease payment demonstration focused on using home dialysis and kidney transplants as a way to ease socioeconomic disparities in a final 2022 ESRD payment rule Friday (Oct. 29), and the agency also raised dialysis facilities’ pay rates by more than $2 than it had proposed. Click here…
When COVID-19 first began sweeping through our country last year, it quickly became apparent that minority groups were affected at frighteningly disproportionate rates. According to the CDC, Black Americans more frequently test positive for the coronavirus, have been more likely to be hospitalized with severe illness than White Americans, and die at greater rates. In fact, literature on the pandemic…