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Latest Kidney Care Partners Stories

2014-03-24 12:29:31

Move Comes on Heels of Coalition's 'Strategic Blueprint' for Quality Improvement WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of the release of A Strategic Blueprint for Advancing Kidney Care Quality, Kidney Care Partners (KCP) today announced a major quality initiative with formation of the Kidney Care Quality Alliance (KCQA), an organization of community leaders who will develop facility-level quality performance measures for dialysis providers. KCP, the organization...

2014-03-13 16:27:23

Decision Alleviates Concerns Over Potential for Organ Rejections, Preserves Physician Discretion Over Patient Care WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) voiced strong support for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's announcement that CMS would not finalize proposals to lift the protected class definition on three drug classes, including life-sustaining immunosuppressive drugs, that transplant...

2014-03-10 12:26:17

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Kidney Care Quality. The strategic blueprint was the result of a community-wide initiative launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality summit in March 2013, supported by 33 organizational leaders in kidney care. The document identifies four key patient-centric goals: -- Improved patient...

2014-03-04 12:25:56

'First-of-Its-Kind' Report Could 'Change the Quality Paradigm' for U.S. Renal Care WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP), a broad-based coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers, researchers and manufacturers, today released a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind report designed to accelerate improvement in the quality of kidney care in the United States. The blueprint initiative, launched at a national KCP-sponsored quality...

2013-11-23 12:21:44

Coalition Concerned That Phase-In Will Not Mitigate Impact on Patient Access and Care Quality WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's kidney care leaders today expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent - or nearly $30 per treatment - over three to four years will have a negative impact on vulnerable dialysis patients by threatening access to and limiting...

2013-10-04 12:23:21

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year Rate WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 8 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners will host a Webinar to discuss the success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Campaign. The PEAK initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction in...

2013-09-19 12:28:45

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners' PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) quality improvement initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction in mortality rates for dialysis patients in the first 90 days of treatment and a nearly 14 percent reduction during the first year, according to an analysis of data prepared by Brown University*. Launched in 2009, the PEAK Campaign was a voluntary community initiative designed to...

2013-09-04 12:33:30

Nation's Largest Renal Coalition Points to New Data Showing Devastating Impact of A 12 Percent/$30 Per Dialysis Treatment Cut WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) -- the nation's leading kidney care coalition - filed a detailed 77-page formal response with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, the federal agency that oversees Medicare) outlining myriad concerns over the magnitude of proposed cuts and changes to Medicare's dialysis...

2013-08-28 12:25:30

In the news release, Nation's Largest Kidney Care Coalition Announces Chairman Elect, issued 28-Aug-2013 by Kidney Care Partners over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph should read, "Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) through the end of this year. He will assume the...

2013-08-28 12:24:59

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Edward R. Jones, Chief of the Renal Section at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Temple University Hospital, has been selected chairman-elect of Kidney Care Partners (KCP) for the 2014-2015 term. KCP, founded in 2003, is a broad-based coalition of physicians, providers, nurses, patients, manufacturers and kidney care advocates dedicated to working together to improve quality of care...