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May 25, 2017, 13:31 ET Kidney Community Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation that elevates care, expands access, and promotes research to benefit...


Dec 13, 2016, 17:42 ET Key Provision in 21st Century Cures Act Allows Access, Choice of Medicare Advantage Plans for Individuals with Kidney Failure

President Obama signed the landmark 21st Century Cures Act today, following a bipartisan wave of support in the House and Senate, which contains a...


Sep 21, 2016, 15:44 ET Kidney Care Community Celebrates Passage of the House of Representatives' ESRD Choice Act by Unanimous Vote

Kidney Care Partners – the nation's leading coalition of patient advocates, kidney disease professionals, dialysis care providers, and...


Jan 04, 2016, 13:21 ET Dr. Franklin Maddux, Chief Medical Officer of Fresenius Medical Care North America, Takes Helm As New Chair of Kidney Care Partners

 Kidney Care Partners (KCP) formally announced today Dr. Franklin Maddux's two-year tenure as the newly elected Chair of KCP – the...


Dec 08, 2015, 08:00 ET Kidney Care Partners Lauds Endorsement by National Quality Forum of New Performance Measures That Will Drive Dialysis Care, Better Patient Outcomes

The National Quality Forum (NQF), a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization whose seal of approval is the gold standard for performance measures...


Jan 22, 2015, 15:58 ET CMS Launches Dialysis Five Star Rankings Program Despite Numerous Flaws, Concerns Expressed By Nation's Kidney Community

 Kidney Care Partners (KCP) reiterated its concern over the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to launch its five star...


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...


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...


Jul 30, 2013, 14:41 ET Basketball Legend Alonzo Mourning Joins Nation's Kidney Care Leaders to Voice Concern Over Proposed Cuts to Medicare's Dialysis Benefit

Leaders Warn That Proposed 12 Percent Reduction Will Lead to Facility Closures, Diminished Access and Quality...


Jul 22, 2013, 13:42 ET Nation's Kidney Community Deeply Concerned Over Government's "Untenable" Proposed Cut to the Nation's Medicare's Dialysis Program

Proposed Cut of 12 Percent Would Lead to Facility Closures, Significantly Impact Patient Care, Quality The following is being released by...


Jul 01, 2013, 19:42 ET Nation's Kidney Care Leaders Express Alarm Over Depth of CMS-Proposed Cuts in Medicare Funding for Dialysis

The nation's leading kidney care coalition expressed alarm over the depth of cuts contained in the just issued Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...