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

Report Notes Facilities Have Increased Home Dialysis Rates to Almost 30% - March 16, 2022

Kidney Care Community Outlines Policy Priorities for 2022

Coalition’s priorities reach across the full spectrum of kidney disease, kidney failure, and transplant. - February 15, 2022

Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition Submits Comments to HHS on Improving Organ Transplant Equity, Home Dialysis Access, Kidney Care Quality

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... - February 01, 2022

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

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... - January 28, 2022

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

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... - December 10, 2021

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

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... - December 01, 2021

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 - August 23, 2021

Nations’ Kidney Community Announces Major Initiative to Develop Quality Metrics to Assess Dialysis Provider Performance

Kidney Care Partners, Kidney Care Quality Alliance to Evaluate Measures to Improve Quality, Outcomes - July 06, 2021

Kidney Care Partners Applauds Bipartisan House Members for Re-Introduction of Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

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 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and... - June 23, 2021

Kidney Care Community Applauds Senate Re-Introduction of Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act

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 Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Roy... - June 09, 2021

Kidney Care Partners Applauds New White House Partnership with Outpatient Dialysis Clinics to Vaccinate Individuals with Kidney Failure

Partnership Will Allow Immediate Vaccinations to One of America’s Most Vulnerable Patient Populations - March 25, 2021

Calling for Increased Protections for Individuals with Kidney Disease Impacted by COVID-19, Nation’s Kidney Care Community Announces 2021 Priorities on World Kidney Day

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 its strategic policy priorities for... - March 11, 2021

Nation’s Kidney Care Community: Allow Nation’s Dialysis Facilities Ability to Administer Vaccines to Vulnerable Kidney Patients

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 – has recently sent letters to congressional leaders... - March 02, 2021

Kidney Community to Administration, Congress: Make Sure Vulnerable Patients Are Among the First in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC and Public Health Experts State That Patients with Kidney Disease Have Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19 Disease - November 25, 2020

Kidney Care Partners Pleased CMS Implements Expansion of Medicare Advantage Program, Concerned Other Changes Could Undermine Care Access for Patients with Kidney Failure

Implementing Congressional Intent to Expand Access Important to Patients, but Final Rule Could Create Barriers for Home and In-Center Dialysis Patients - June 22, 2020

Kidney Care Partners Opposes Discriminatory Policies Toward Nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients with Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure During Pandemic

Kidney Community Applauds HHS Office for Civil Rights for Enforcing Anti-Discrimination Regulations to Address Potential for Denial of Medical, Ventilator Care for Kidney Patients with COVID-19 - April 29, 2020

Kidney Community Applauds the Administration’s Recently Announced Regulatory Relief for Kidney Care Providers and Patients

Recommendations from Kidney Care Partners Adopted and Approved by Administration - April 03, 2020

KCP Statement on CMS’ Agreement to Classify Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Vascular Access as Essential Surgeries for Kidney Patients

Kidney Care Partners – the nation’s leading kidney care coalition comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers, and manufacturers dedicated to working together to improve quality of care for individuals living with kidney diseases – applauds... - March 27, 2020

On World Kidney Day, the Nation’s Kidney Community Acknowledges Historic Stakeholder Alignment on Key Policies to Improve Access, Choice and Innovation in Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s leading coalition of more than 30 organizations comprised of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and manufacturers – acknowledges the historic alignment to address the public health care challenge among... - March 12, 2020

John P. Butler, President and CEO of Akebia Therapeutics, Takes Helm as New Chair of Nation’s Largest Kidney Coalition

Butler will focus on supporting innovation to improve patient-centric care for individuals living with kidney disease, kidney failure and transplants. - January 21, 2020

Kidney Care Community Encouraged by New USRDS Data, Stresses the Need for Continued Improvement

The latest United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report underscores the need to expand education and early detection efforts to improve health outcomes. - November 27, 2019

Kidney Care Partners Supports Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners – the nation’s largest kidney coalition consisting of patient and patient advocacy groups, researchers and clinicians, providers and manufacturers – today praised the Trump Administration’s announcement to increase focus and investment on the kidney... - July 10, 2019

Kidney Care Partners Addresses Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic with Comprehensive Roadmap for the Future of Care in the United States

Kidney Care First framework offers renewed vision for quality care across the continuum, from disease prevention to dialysis innovation to improved organ transplant access. - June 17, 2019

Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care Treatments and Improve Quality of Life

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (S. 1676) was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin and Roy Blunt. - May 28, 2019

Kidney Care Community Commends Lawmakers for Adding Critical “KidneyX” Funding in Proposed House FY 2020 Appropriations Bill to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Inclusion of $10 Million in Federal Funding Will Complement $25 Million in Private Sector Investment for Kidney Disease Research and Innovation. - May 02, 2019

Kidney Community Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Support Private-Public “KidneyX” Partnership to Address Nation’s Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leaders Calls for $25 Million in Public Matching Funds to Support KidneyX to Boost Investment in Kidney Disease Research and Innovation. - April 01, 2019

New Data Analysis: Improved Dialysis Care Nationwide Leads to Healthier Patients, Reduced Hospital Admissions, & More Savings for Medicare

During National Kidney Month, Kidney Care Partners celebrates improved care and how resultant reductions in healthcare utilization are benefiting both individuals with kidney failure and taxpayers. - March 18, 2019

New Data Analysis: Improvements in Kidney Care Mean Americans with Kidney Failure Are Living Longer While Saving Nation's Health Care System Billions

Kidney Care Partners releases a new data analysis from Discern Health showing that better dialysis care has saved billions of Medicare dollars and helped patients with kidney failure who depend on dialysis live longer, healthier lives with reduced hospital admissions - March 11, 2019

Congressional Kidney Caucus Hosts Capitol Hill Briefing Highlighting Need for Increased Investment and Resource Coordination to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community Discuss Private-Public Partnership to Advance Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure, and Kidney Transplants - September 28, 2018

The Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Kidney Transplants - September 26, 2018

Kidney Care Partners Spotlights Important Quality Gains in Dialysis Care

Coalition Urges CMS to Improve Approach to Performance Tracking - April 26, 2018

Kidney Community Encourages Lawmakers to Recognize National Kidney Month by Advancing Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Budget Deal expanding Medicare benefits for Dialysis patients; Calls for Passage of "Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act" - March 05, 2018

KCP Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Budget Deal Expanding Medicare Coverage Options for Dialysis Patients

KCP Thanks the Legislative Efforts of Co-Sponsors of the Chronic Care Act and Medicare Part B Improvement Bill -- Sens. Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Johnny Isakson and Mark Warner and Reps. Kevin Brady, Greg Walden, Frank Pallone and Richard Neal - February 09, 2018

Dr. Allen R. Nissenson, Nationally Renowned Author and Expert on Kidney Disease, Takes Helm as New Chair of Kidney Care Partners

Nissenson plans to focus on fostering innovation to sustain quality improvements and improved care coordination, access and choice for patients living with kidney disease. - January 08, 2018

Kidney Care Partners Lends Support for the Nomination of Alex M. Azar II for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kidney Care Partners (KCP), the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient advocacy groups, manufacturers and researchers, today praised President Trump for his nomination of Alex Azar for Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human... - November 14, 2017

Government’s First Year Performance Results Confirm Success of Coordinated Care Models in Kidney Care for Improved Patient Outcomes, Medicare Savings

Comprehensive End Stage Renal Disease Model (CEC) Tests and Evaluates New Payment and Care Delivery Model. - November 07, 2017

Kidney Community Applauds Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Improve Access to Kidney Care Treatments, Improve Quality of Life for Individuals with Kidney Disease

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) – the nation’s largest kidney coalition comprised of physician groups, providers, patient groups, manufacturers and researchers – today praised the introduction of Senate Bill 1890, “Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment... - September 29, 2017

Kidney Care Community Celebrates the Passage of the Senate’s CHRONIC Care Act with Unanimous Consent

Kidney Community States Bill will Improve Access to Quality Care, Expand Treatment Choice. - September 29, 2017

Kidney Community Executes Rapid Response to Help Dialysis Patients Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Providers, patient advocate groups, physicians and manufacturers step up to provide relief to dialysis patients across the Texas Gulf region. - September 08, 2017

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