The Kidney Care Council
The Kidney Care Council (KCC) is a nonprofit national health care association based in Washington, D.C. and comprised of eleven of the leading kidney dialysis provider companies in the United States. Collectively, the KCC members provide End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) services to more than 85 percent of the dialysis patients in the United States. The membership includes large, small, nonprofit and for-profit provider companies. The KCC is the strongest and most consistent voice for the dialysis provider community in Washington.
The Mission of the KCC is to advocate a legal, regulatory and economic framework that supports and advances the highest standards in dialysis care delivery. The KCC member companies work to improve patient care through demonstrable improvements in patient outcomes, patient safety, and quality of life measures. The KCC provides research-based, results-driven policy solutions to Members of Congress, Executive Branch agencies and state governments, and is increasingly called upon by policy makers for clinical and economic information, analyses, and policy advice.
Specifically, the goals of The Kidney Care Council are to:
- Advocate for Medicare and Medicaid policies that support access to the highest standard of dialysis care
- Communicate with and educate federal and state health policy officials on issues of concern to dialysis providers
- Improve public and patient education about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Strengthen and enhance public prevention programs to control CKD
- Work with other organizations and coalitions to advance mutual legislative and regulatory objectives related to
broader CKD issues
With twenty million Americans having some form of kidney disease, the KCC is committed to ensuring that patients have access to high quality dialysis care. The KCC is dedicated to improving quality as well as promoting education so that newly-diagnosed patients fully understand CKD and how to slow its progression and reduce complications.
Through its committees and work groups, the KCC plans and coordinates Congressional visits on Capitol Hill and meetings with officials of the Executive Branch; develops regulatory analyses and comment letters; and meets with other Congressional entities such as the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
The Kidney Care Council Members
American Renal Associates
Atlantic Dialysis Management Services, LLC
Centers for Dialysis Care
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
DSI Renal, Inc.
Fresenius Medical Care North America
Northwest Kidney Centers
Renal Ventures Management, LLC
Satellite Healthcare, Inc.
U.S. Renal Care, Inc.
The Kidney Care Council Leadership
KCC Chairman, Thomas Weinberg, General Counsel, U.S. Renal Care, Inc.
KCC Treasurer, Dr. Doug Johnson, Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Cherilyn T. Cepriano, Executive Director