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Nation’s Kidney Community Reacts to the President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, physicians, nurses, researchers, transplant coordinators, dialysis professionals, therapeutic innovators and manufacturers – offered the following comments in response to President Biden’s proposed fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget: “The President’s budget touches a number of priorities for the broader…

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MedPAC Report Projects Decreased Medicare Margins at 1.8% for Outpatient Dialysis Care

Report Notes Facilities Have Increased Home Dialysis Rates to Almost 30% WASHINGTON –  Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit kidney care coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, physicians, nurses, researchers, transplant coordinators, dialysis professionals, therapeutic innovators and manufacturers- today expressed concern for the viability of dialysis services following a report from the…

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Kidney Care Community Outlines Policy Priorities for 2022

Coalition’s priorities reach across the full spectrum of kidney disease, kidney failure, and transplant WASHINGTON –  Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest non-profit kidney care coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, physicians, nurses, researchers, transplant coordinators, dialysis professionals, therapeutic innovators and manufacturers– recently announced the community’s policy priorities for 2022. KCP is dedicated to…

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Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition Submits Comments to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on Improving Organ Transplant Equity, Home Dialysis Access, Kidney Care Quality

WASHINGTON –  Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers– has submitted comments through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in response to the Agency’s…

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Kidney Care Partners Files Amicus Brief Supporting Protections and Choice for Individuals Living with End-Stage Renal Disease

WASHINGTON –  Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – a non-profit coalition of more than 30 organizations, comprising patients, dialysis professionals, physicians, nurses, researchers, therapeutic innovators, transplant coordinators, and manufacturers  – today announced that the group has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case of Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Health Plan v….

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Nation’s Kidney Care Community Commends Bipartisan Lawmakers for Urging Biden Administration to Prioritize Investments in Kidney Innovations and Research in FY 2023 Budget

Letter Signed by 18 Members of Congress Urges Administration to Include $25 Million in KidneyX to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic  WASHINGTON, DC – 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 commended Congressional Kidney Caucus Co-Chairs…

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Nation’s Leading Kidney Care Organization Announces Michele Kimball to Serve as New Executive Director

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 announced the hiring of Michele Kimball to serve as the coalition’s new Executive Director. Kimball brings over 30 years of policy and patient advocacy experience to…

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Kidney Community Outlines End-of-Year Policy Priorities in Letter to Capitol Hill

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 – sent a letter to Congressional leadership this week requesting that steps be taken to address several pending Medicare cuts facing kidney doctors and to consider policies that…

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KCP Statement on the Final 2022 ESRD Payment Rule

The CMS ESRD proposals are important steps forward to begin to address the health and access inequities that individuals who depend on dialysis care have faced in our health care system. KCP appreciates the ongoing flexibilities CMS has provided in the ESRD quality improvement programs (QIP) as we continue to battle the COVID 19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacts…

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Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition Prioritizes, Advances Key Policies to Promote, Support Home Dialysis Care, Choice, Quality

Kidney Care Partners Advocates for Patient-Centric Home Dialysis Policies with Quality Measure Development; Bipartisan Legislation; and Regulatory Reform to Remove Silos, Promote Innovations WASHINGTON – Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney care coalition comprised of 35 organizations, including patient advocacy groups, medical and transplant professionals, manufacturers, providers, and researchers dedicated to working…

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