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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.

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Kidney PATIENT Act

Delay Will Ensure Continued Access to Innovative Treatments for Individuals Living with Kidney Failure 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 commends Sens. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for introducing…

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Legislators reintroduce bill to cover more screenings for CKD, expand Medigap coverage

Members of the U.S. Senate have reintroduced a bill that would provide Medicare funding for preventive screenings for kidney disease, add payments for innovative devices and allow patients younger than 65 years to buy Medigap coverage. Click here to see the full article.

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Kidney Care Partners Applauds Senate Reintroduction of The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

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 commends Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for re-introducing The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act (S. 4469). A companion bill…

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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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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.