About the Alliance

The Alliance for Home Dialysis promotes activities and policies that will facilitate treatment choice in dialysis care while identifying and addressing systematic barriers that limit access for patients and their families to the many benefits of home dialysis therapy. The Alliance was launched to continue the work begun by delegates at the National Summit on Home Dialysis Policy, held March, 2012 in Washington, DC. At that landmark national forum, leaders from the patient, clinician, industry and academic communities identified a range of concerns that currently hinder, and policy opportunities that can increase, appropriate utilization of home dialysis.

The Alliance operates largely through seeking consensus through two working groups— Accountability & Reimbursement and Accessibility & Innovation. These working groups drill down into the policy recommendations and considerations that emerged from the Summit, as well as others that may evolve, and plan an action agenda focusing on consensus around key priorities to improve the utilization of home dialysis.

Organizations Represented on Alliance Workgroups
American Association of Kidney Patients
American Kidney Fund
American Nephrology Nurses Association
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
Cleveland Clinic
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.
DEKA Research & Development
Dialysis Clinic, Inc
Dialysis Patient Citizens
Fresenius Medical Care
Henry Ford Health System
Home Dialyzors United
ISPD North America
Medical Education Institute
National Kidney Foundation
National Renal Administrators Association
Northwest Kidney Centers
NxStage Medical
Renal Physicians Association
Satellite Healthcare
The Rogosin Institute
TNT Moborg International Ltd.

Alliance Staff

Elizabeth Lee

Michelle Seger

Michael Spira

Skylar Borchardt