NKCA celebrates our 10th anniversary July 2021!

The Nonprofit Kidney Care Alliance

NKCA represents nonprofit kidney care providers that collectively serve 27,000 patients annually at more than 300 facilities in 30 states. Each provider has cared for patients for more than 20 years.

Who We Are

NKCA represents nonprofit kidney care providers that collectively serve 27,000 patients annually at more than 300 facilities in 30 states. Each provider has cared for patients for more than 20 years. The Nonprofit Kidney Care Alliance places the patient first, and improving the quality of care, including the patient experience, is our primary goal. In a patient-centered approach, achieving certain quality of care and efficiency metrics should be achieved to improve overall treatment. As a group, we learn best practices from our partners and address current fragmentation in care for our patients.

NKCA seeks to pursue the following goals:

Improve Quality

Improve the health-related quality of life for patients on dialysis


New Patient Services

Design, share, describe, investigate, and explore new ways to help our patients

Improve Care Coordination

Improve the coordination of patient care to help prevent renal failure and to improve morbidity and mortality

Educate Policymakers

Educate policymakers about the lessons we learn and serve as a resource to other experts who seek to promote efficient and effective care to dialysis patients

where we are

NKCA members treat 27,000 patients in more than 300 dialysis facilities in the 30 states below.

      Background on Chronic Kidney Disease

      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem. It is estimated that approximately 11 percent of the U.S. adult population has CKD. CKD means that kidneys are damaged and cannot remove waste and excess water from the body as they should. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes of CKD. Treatment may include lowering blood pressure, controlling blood glucose, and lowering blood cholesterol. CKD can get worse over time and may lead to kidney failure. The only treatment options for kidney failure are dialysis or kidney transplantation. There are increasing incidence and prevalence of kidney failure treated by dialysis and transplantation in the United States. End-stage kidney disease (ESRD) is the complete or almost complete failure of the kidneys. Patients with ESRD need dialysis or a kidney transplant to live. Over time, ESRD can cause other problems, such as bone disease, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and anemia.

      Contact Us

      Phone

      202.580.7707

      Email Address

      info@nonprofitkidneycare.org

      Address

      401 9th Street, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20004

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