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Kidney Care Partners is a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers.


Kidney Community Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act to Protect Insurance Access for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure

KCP applauds Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL), Danny Davis (D-IL), John Joyce, MD (R-PA) and Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA) for introducing the bipartisan Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act (H.R. 6860).

If passed, this bill would restore the intent of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act (MSPA) Congress adopted 40 years ago, to protect individuals with end-stage renal disease (ERSD), or kidney failure, from group health plan discrimination.


More than 97K Americans are currently waiting for a kidney transplant.

More than 500K Americans are currently on dialysis.

More than 700K Americans are living with kidney failure (ESRD).

More than 130K Americans are diagnosed with kidney failure each year.

Approximately 37M Americans are living with chronic kidney disease.


Inside Health Policy

CMS Proposes 2.2% Pay Bump In 2025 For ESRD Facilities

End-stage renal disease services would be reimbursed at $2.18 more under the proposed ESRD pay rule CMS unveiled Thursday (June 27) — an increase kidney care advocates say won’t keep up with growing costs. “The market basket increase just does not reflect the reality of the increase in costs that facilities have experienced,” a Kidney Care Partner…

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Kidney Care Partners Raises Concerns Around 2025 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule

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 – today released the following statement in reaction to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule on End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS),…

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Modern Healthcare

CMS proposes 2.2% pay bump for dialysis providers

Kidney dialysis providers would get a 2.2% Medicare reimbursement hike next year under a proposed rule the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued Thursday. The agency also intends to go forward with a payment bundling plan including oral-only drugs for kidney disease patients with high phosphorus levels. Dialysis providers have said making them responsible…

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Latest from the KCP Blog

The Kidney Care Quality Roadmap: Key Insights from the 2024 CMS Quality Conference

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently held its annual 2024 CMS Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland and KCP was represented at the conference by Reid Kiser, Founding Partner of Kiser Health Solutions, LLC. Kiser assumed leadership of the coalition’s quality related work earlier this year and will…

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Medicare ESRD PPS Proposed Rule: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rule for renal dialysis services for Calendar Year 2024. This proposed rule is expected to give providers a 1.6% reimbursement increase, which is significantly lower than the inflationary increases providers…

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