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


Centers for Dialysis Care

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

DEKA Research & Development

Dialysis Clinic, Inc

Dialysis Patient Citizens

Fresenius Medical Care/NxStage Medical

Home Dialyzors United

Medical Education Institute

National Kidney Foundation

Northwest Kidney Centers

Renal Healthcare Association

Renal Physicians Association

Satellite Healthcare

The Rogosin Institute

TNT Moborg International Ltd.

Alliance Staff

Stephanie Silverman


Michelle Seger


Margaret French


Tyler Lazenby