Patient Information

Kidney Coordinated HeAlth Management Partnership

Specialty assistance without the office visit

How Kidney CHAMP works:

During your routine PCP office visit, an alert will notify your doctor that an eConsult (computer based consult) was done by a UPMC nephrologist (kidney doctor) and remind him/her to review any kidney recommendations. Your PCP will discuss these recommendations with you.



Chronic Kidney Disease creates a heavy burden on patients and healthcare systems

  • 31 million US adults have CKD (15%)
  • By 2030, 1 in 6 adults will have CKD



  • 30 million Americans have kidney disease. 9 out of 10 don’t know it.

  • There are usually no symptoms of kidney disease until your kidneys are badly damaged. Kidney disease happens slowly over many years, and in stages.

  • Chronic kidney disease may be preventable. Finding and treating it early may delay or even prevent kidney failure.

Advantages of

  • As a patient participating in Kidney CHAMP, you will get specialized kidney care.
  • Your PCP will get recommendations from a Nephrologist (kidney doctor) and Pharmacist, after reviewing your medical chart.
  • You will receive kidney education from a nurse, that will be scheduled at your convenience.
  • Kidney CHAMP will link with your upcoming office visits to minimize additional trips to your PCP
  • Each initial contact and 6-month follow-up occurs in together with your scheduled visits to your PCP
  • Kidney CHAMP will minimize hassles for you while allowing you to benefit from the suggestions of a kidney doctor
  • There is no charge to you!