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America is Losing Ground on Dire Diabetes Complications: Let's Turn It Around

Epidemiologic and statistical experts from the diabetes division of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote an important article on the surge of diabetes complications between 2010 and 2015, largely due to lifestyle modifiable factors in the May 21, 2019 issue of JAMA. The article is a dire warning about young (age 18-44) and middle-aged (age 45-64) adults who disproportionately represented the resurgence in diabetes complications.

While work needs to continue to better understand the demographics and behaviors of subsets in these age groups, the message is that we have to do more to prevent diabetes and reach diabetic individuals who are on a collision course with serious maladies.

APH is dedicated to reversing this untoward trend – and has done so for many clients – but there is more work to do.

Tags: Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, Prediabetes, American Diabetes Association, Hemoglobin A1C, Obesity, Obesity, Preventice Care, Health Plans, Glycemic Control, Diabetes Preventive Care, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hyperglycemic Crisis, End Stage Renal Disease, Hospital Admissions, Emergency Department, Diabetic Complications, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Kidney Failure, Predictive Analytics, Poindexter, JAMA, CDC, Center for Disease Control, Diabetes
Benefits Pro: Kidney failure and dialysis: what employers need to know - by Joy McGee-Cory & Barbara Rutkowski

By Joy McGee-Cory & Barbara Rutkowski - Advanced Plan for Health

Published February 27, 2018

Chronic kidney disease is a health crisis that affects employer and employees—and it continues to increase. So, what can employers do to help their employees stay healthy and control their costs?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, “the annual Medicare spending to treat kidney failure in the U.S. is approximately $31 billion.”

Read more here

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

Tags: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Failure, Healthcare Costs, Medicare, Benefits Pro
Kidney Disease and Dialysis Best Practice Guide Published by Advanced Plan for Health

Valuable to entities facing high kidney disease and dialysis costs and risks

WESTLAKE, TX, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Advanced Plan for Health (APH), a leader in advanced and predictive healthcare data analytics and cost aversion has published a Kidney Disease & Dialysis Best Practice Guide

Tags: Kidney Failure, Chronic Kidney, Dialysis, Health Plan Costs, Health Payors, Chronic Conditions, TPAs, Brokers, Consultants, Healthcare, Analytics, Cost-Saving
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
Employee Benefits News: Views A silent, life-threatening epidemic that needs to be on employers' radar

By Barbara Rutkowski
Published December 08 2017, 12:10pm EST

Employers across the country have been putting greater emphasis on the health of their employees over the last few years — it’s both the right thing to do and can help to save on insurance premiums. Particularly for self-insured employers, having a healthy population can be an important success factor for any business.

With that in mind, there are some diseases that employers should be aware of due to their very serious nature and the potentially devastating impact on insurance costs. One of them is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Is it on your radar?

Read more here.

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM is vice president, clinical operations at Advanced Plan for Health.

Tags: Kidney Failure, Epidemic, Providers, Health Insurers, Type 2, Diabetes, NAFLD, Predictive Analytics, Health Costs, Liver Transplant, Self-Insured, Employers

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