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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 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.

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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.

NEWS

Kidney Care Partners Welcomes Reid Kiser as Coalition’s Quality Consultant

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 – is pleased to announce its partnership with Reid Kiser, Founding Partner of Kiser Health Solutions, LLC. Kiser will lead the coalition’s response to the Centers for Medicare…

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The Hill

Congress must restore vital protections for kidney care patients

Roughly 37 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and of those 37 million, more than 800,000 have seen their condition progress to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), also known as kidney failure. For these individuals, access to life-sustaining kidney care, including critical dialysis treatments, means the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, a recent Supreme…

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American Journal of Managed Care

Medicare Payment Rule Threatens Access to Life-Sustaining Kidney Care

Nationwide, the kidney care community faces myriad problems that are stretching resources thin and undermining patient access to care. As in many other health care sectors, the past several years have seen a growing workforce shortage among dialysis providers and nephrology registered nurses (RNs). High rates of burnout, an aging workforce, and the economic impact…

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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.