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Health Highlight of The Month - Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis

In observance of National Kidney Month, this month’s health highlight is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Dialysis awareness and prevention.

Kidney failure and life-saving dialysis are both a catastrophic health plan expense and life-changing experience that impact health payors and lives alike. 

Tags: Predictive Analytics, Employee Benefits News, Medicare, CKD, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Dialysis, National Kidney Month, Kidney Disease
Pre-Emptive and Analytics-Based Early Action Can Delay Kidney Dialysis, Reduce Plan Costs and Improve Quality of Life

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health & Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health

Early intervention is the key to slowing or stopping chronic kidney disease (CKD), improving the quality of lives for those at risk and containing health plan costs. Avoiding dialysis for just one member represents a health plan savings of $350,000 to $700,00 per year, which more than pays for the CKD program by itself.

Tags: Kidney Dialysis, Predictive Analytics, Healthcare Costs, Care Management, Health Plan, Kidney Disease, Poindexter, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
Part 2 - Preparing for a Kidney Transplant or Dialysis

Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health & Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

Members who are in chronic kidney disease at Stage 3 or 4 need to be approached about their plan of treatment. At this point the member may be in denial or unable to determine if they would like to be listed for a transplant, but it is not too early to start the process. The member needs to know about the importance of an early transplant listing decision, because it takes eligible individuals 24 months or longer on the transplant list to get a kidney. They can always change their minds and remove themselves from a transplant list, or list with more than one Center of Excellence to improve their chances for receiving a kidney.

This is a multi-part blog series. Part three will cover – The Cost of Dialysis and TPA and Medical Management Practices

Tags: Kidney Transplant, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney, CKD, Case Management, Predictive Analytics
Part 1 - Kidney Failure and Dialysis - What Employers, Health Plans, TPAs and Nurse Care Managers Need to Know

Joy McGee-Cory - Senior Vice President, Advanced Plan for Health & Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health

Kidney failure and life-saving dialysis are both a catastrophic health plan expense and life-changing experience that impact health plans and lives through probability.  The incidence of chronic kidney / renal disease is about 2 to 2.5 per 1,000 members across the APH customer base. Because lady luck is elusive, lightning can strike twice for the same health plan, resulting in typical annual health plan expenditures between $350,000 and $700,000 for each member on dialysis. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 660,000 Americans have end stage renal disease (ESRD), meaning that their kidneys have permanently failed, and dialysis is required to cleanse the toxins from their bodies.   

This is a multi-part blog series. Part two will cover – Preparing for a Kidney Transplant or Dialysis.

Tags: Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Failure, Kidney Transplant

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