Supporting Patient-Centered Care and Promoting Innovations Across the Kidney Care Continuum

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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 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.


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.


American Journal of Managed Care

Medicare Policy Proposal Jeopardizes Care for Those on Dialysis

In recent years, lawmakers have turned their attention to advancing health equity and creating opportunities for the improvement of historically underserved communities—and rightly so. The urgent need for such improvements is dramatically apparent for people who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or kidney failure. Click here to see the full article on the AJMC website.

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Roll Call

We must help improve the outlook for individuals living with chronic kidney disease

Nationwide, roughly 37 million Americans — nearly five times the combined population of Alabama and West Virginia — live with chronic kidney disease. This illness, if not properly diagnosed and treated in time, can result in kidney failure. Each year, more than 130,000 Americans receive a diagnosis of kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD),…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

House bill would pay for workforce, innovative drugs and expand coverage for treating CKD

U.S. House Reps. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and Terri Sewell, D-Ala., have re-introduced The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act. If passed, H.R. 5027 “will support efforts to prevent and better understand chronic kidney disease (CKD) by ensuring appropriate reimbursement for quality care and improve patient access to the best drugs, technology and innovations along the kidney care continuum,”…

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Latest from the KCP Blog

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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Taking Positive Steps to Improve Home Dialysis, Transplant, and Patient Safety

Over the last few years, home dialysis, transplant access, and patient safety have emerged as major objectives of the Biden Administration. Yet, current quality performance measures used by federal regulators fall short in addressing safety concerns and barriers to transplant and home dialysis access – which is why Kidney Care…

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As the nation works to contain the COVID-19 virus, the kidney care community is working tirelessly to protect patients, care providers, and the communities we serve.