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Aug 13, 2014, 10:15 ET

KCP Calls on Medicare Officials To Delay And Revise Dialysis Five-Star Program

Kidney Care Partners (KCP), concerned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) planned End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Five-Star...

Jul 03, 2014, 16:56 ET

Kidney Care Community Plans Careful Review of CMS' Proposed Rule with Goal of Ensuring Continued Quality Improvement and Economic Stability

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) expressed concern that a combination of flat payments and increased regulatory pressures proposed by the Centers for...

Jun 10, 2014, 06:00 ET

Kidney Community Lauds Bi-Partisan Legislation to Enhance Research, Expand Choice, and Improve Care Coordination for People with Kidney Disease

 Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease...

Jun 09, 2014, 20:53 ET

Kidney Community Lauds Bi-Partisan Legislation to Enhance Research, Expand Choice, and Improve Care Coordination for People with Kidney Disease

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today praised Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and John Lewis (D-GA) for introducing "The Chronic Kidney Disease...

Mar 24, 2014, 09:39 ET

Kidney Care Partners Announces Major Initiative to Develop Quality Metrics that Assess Dialysis Provider Performance

On the heels of the release of A Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today announced a major quality...

Mar 13, 2014, 14:15 ET

Kidney Care Partners Applauds CMS' Reversal on Proposed Policy Changes Affecting Immunosuppressant Drugs

 Kidney Care Partners (KCP) voiced strong support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's...

Mar 12, 2014, 12:33 ET

Nation's Largest Kidney Coalition to Host Webinar to Discuss the Release of the Comprehensive 'Strategic Blueprint' for Improving Kidney Care Quality

On Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) will host a Webinar to discuss the release of the Strategic Blueprint for Advancing...

Mar 10, 2014, 12:30 ET

Nation's Largest Kidney Coalition to Host Webinar to Discuss the Release of the Comprehensive 'Strategic Blueprint' for Improving Kidney Care Quality

On Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) will host a Webinar to discuss the release of the Strategic Blueprint for Advancing...

Mar 04, 2014, 10:35 ET

Kidney Care Partners Releases Comprehensive 'Strategic Blueprint' for Improving Quality

Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and...

Nov 23, 2013, 10:06 ET

Nation's Kidney Care Community Says Medicare Rule Goes Too Far, Cuts Too Deep

Coalition Concerned That Phase-In Will Not Mitigate Impact on Patient Access and Care Quality   The nation's kidney care leaders...

Oct 07, 2013, 12:06 ET

Kidney Care Partners to Host Webinar to Discuss the Success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Initiative to Improve Patient Mortality Rates

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90...

Oct 04, 2013, 10:47 ET

Kidney Care Partners to Host Webinar to Discuss the Success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Initiative to Improve Patient Mortality Rates

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90...

Sep 19, 2013, 11:00 ET

Kidney Care Partners' Quality Initiative Spurs 25% Improvement In Mortality Rates for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year

Kidney Care Partners' PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) quality improvement initiative spurred a 25 percent...

Sep 04, 2013, 11:12 ET

Kidney Community Warns Medicare Agency of Patient Access, Quality, Service and Staffing Problems If Proposed Medicare Cuts To Dialysis Care Are Finalized

Nation's Largest Renal Coalition Points to New Data Showing Devastating Impact of A 12 Percent/$30 Per Dialysis Treatment Cut  Kidney Care...

Aug 28, 2013, 11:29 ET

Nation's Largest Kidney Care Coalition Announces Chairman Elect

Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University...

Aug 05, 2013, 16:12 ET

Rep. Diane Black Lauded By National, Local Kidney Community for Leading Bipartisan Effort to Stop "Devastating Cuts" to Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure  In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200...

Aug 05, 2013, 16:08 ET

Rep. John Lewis Lauded By National, Local Kidney Community for Leading Bipartisan Effort to Stop "Devastating Cuts" to Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure  In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200...

Aug 05, 2013, 16:05 ET

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Lauded By National, Local Kidney Community for Leading Bipartisan Effort to Stop "Devastating Cuts" to Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure  In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200...

Aug 05, 2013, 16:02 ET

Rep. John Shimkus Lauded By National, Local Kidney Community for Leading Bipartisan Effort to Stop "Devastating Cuts" to Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

More than 200 Lawmakers Act to Protect Americans with Kidney Failure In an unusual demonstration of bipartisanship, more than 200 members...

Aug 05, 2013, 15:46 ET

Nearly Half of U.S. House of Representatives Warns of "Devastating Impact" of Proposed 12 Percent Cut on Medicare Beneficiaries with Kidney Failure

Bipartisan Letter Underscores "Statutory Obligation" to Cover Costs of Dialysis Care, Expresses Concern Over "Viability" of Nation's Dialysis...