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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.

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

KCP sent a letter urging Congress to pass the bipartisan, bicameral Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act (H.R. 8594/S. 4750) to ensure our nation’s most vulnerable patient populations and their families retain access to important health care benefits provided by private plans as Congress intended, and individuals with kidney failure are not prematurely shifted off their private plans and into Medicare.

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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.

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

CMS releases final rule on payments for dialysis care

Kidney Care Partners, a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations representing patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators and manufacturers, appreciates that CMS updated the payment rate for dialysis providers in the 2023 PPS final rule. Unfortunately, the rate increase does not address the major barriers created by the labor crisis…

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Dialysis Stakeholders Say CMS Pay Bump Not Enough, Turn To Congress

Kidney care experts are concerned CMS’ unprecedented increase in pay rates for renal dialysis services didn’t account for the most updated data, and with less than 60 days remaining until the rule kicks in, the bump still isn’t enough to account for ongoing workforce shortages that have hamstrung the sector. Click here to read the…

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KCP Remains Concerned that CMS Has Not Address the Labor Crisis Impacting Dialysis Patients; KCP Urges CMS To Confirm that It Will Address Barriers to the Adoption of Innovative Products in Next Year’s Rulemaking

While KCP appreciates that CMS updates the payment rate in the CY 2023 ESRD PPS, it unfortunately does not address the major barriers created by the labor crisis facing the entire kidney care community.  A three percent update does not offset the more than 8 percent-plus increase in workforce costs that federal data indicate have occurred…

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Latest from the KCP Blog

Dozens of Healthcare Organizations Unite in Support of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Prevent Discrimination & Ensure Insurance Access

In the decades since the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Benefit was established, the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have experienced kidney failure had the comfort of knowing that the choice of staying on their private healthcare plans for up to 30 months before Medicare took over their care…

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Legal Protections for Living Organ Donors Are Increasing. But More Needs to Be Done.

There is newfound momentum for laws that protect living organ donors, with eight states enacting new legislation in the past several months. Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Virginia are making strides in increasing living donor protections. The American Kidney Fund (AKF) has been leading efforts at the…

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