ESRD Chronic SNPs: Medicare Advantage Plans Designed Specifically for ESRD Patients

We understand the challenges faced by people with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) who require life-sustaining dialysis or have recently received a kidney transplant. DaVita® Integrated Kidney Care (IKC), in collaboration with our health plan partners, is the only dialysis provider to have operated and taken full risk for total cost of care and clinical outcomes for ESRD patients enrolled in Chronic Special Needs Plans (C-SNPs) consecutively since 2011.  Today, DaVita, through DaVita Integrated Kidney Care (IKC), operates and takes risk on over 3,100 patients across eight C-SNPs, in partnership with our health plan partners.

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Members in our C-SNPs can lead better, healthier lives, while our model of care reduces total cost of care. 

Click here to read our C-SNP case study.   


Members enrolled in our health plan partners’ C-SNPs benefit from additional care coordination and management provided by DaVita IKC. DaVita IKC supplements the dialysis clinic teams by coordinating care inside and outside the dialysis clinic. Integrated care nurses and care coordinators collaborate with patients, nephrologists, other care providers and dialysis care teams to create and manage an integrated care plan to help meet the unique medical, social and behavioral needs of each patient. Through this unique model, patients under DaVita Integrated Kidney Care (IKC)’s care have lower hospitalization rates and catheter rates than those in traditional Medicare fee-for-service.

DaVita IKC participates in partner ESRD C-SNPs in the following geographies:

  • Los Angeles and Orange County, CA
  • Riverside and San Bernardino, CA
  • Central California
  • Southern California
  • El Paso, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • New Jersey


What is an ESRD C-SNP?

ESRD C-SNPs are Medicare Advantage plans designed specifically to meet the needs of members with ESRD.  ESRD C-SNPs represent a unique opportunity to provide integrated care to ESRD patients, as the coverage available to eligible members extends beyond that of a typical Medicare Advantage plan, including additional benefits designed to meet ESRD members’ unique needs. 


Learn How DaVita Integrated Kidney Care (IKC) Can Assist You

Click here to learn more about our Renal Population Health Management program.

To discuss how DaVita IKC can assist your organization in understanding and managing your renal population, email

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