The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced on Jan. 18 that it had accepted 24 new End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) into …
Fresenius Medical Care will provide integrated health care management for patients with renal disease who are enrolled in seven Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care …
The Dialysis PATIENT Demonstration Act could limit patient choice, lacks adequate patient protections, fails to ensure nephrologist participation, and is limited in scope.
All ESRD integrated care demonstrations to date have at least one critical limitation that prevents broader adoption, but the Dialysis PATIENT Demonstration Act has the benefit of hindsight.
NN&I talked with Debbie Benner, MA, RD, CSR, Vice President of Clinical Support and Patient Alignment at DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. about how the integrated care model affects renal dietitians and their patients
With the cost of a dialysis patient exceeding $85,000 per year, which is about 10 times the yearly cost of an average Medicare patient, prevention of hospital admissions and readmissions is a top priority
When patients start dialysis with comorbid conditions, they need intensified treatment and care coordination
With a keen focus on developing ways to keep patients healthier and avoid hospitalizations, integrated care models are rapidly changing the paradigm for health care delivery systems in the dialysis setting. In this type of environment, the face of nutritional care likewise needs to be poised for change.