Improve Patient Quality of Life While Reducing Costs

To successfully manage risk, it’s important to manage outlier populations—such as renal patients. While small in number—only 0.2 percent of the U.S. population and 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries—renal patients consistently fall into the top five percent of the most medically complex and costly patient populations. Successfully managing the renal population requires extraordinary scale, routine access to patients, deep relationships with nephrologists and extensive renal specific care management capabilities and infrastructure.

DaVita® Integrated Kidney Care, the integrated care affiliate of DaVita Inc., has a distinct advantage in managing risk for renal patients because we know kidney care and have been taking full quality and cost-of-care risk on the renal population for the last decade. In addition, we have consistent access to patients who dialyze for 12 to 15 hours a week in DaVita’s over 2,600 dialysis clinics, which serve as patient-centered medical homes.

Renal Population Health Management

DaVita IKC’s Renal Population Health Management Program can help integrate and manage care:

  • Before and during the transition to dialysis for patients with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), and
  • Inside and outside the clinic for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), who depend on life-sustaining dialysis.

Since 1996, we’ve created a legacy of innovation and clinical excellence as the country’s largest renal National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited provider to health plans. We partner with leading national, regional, Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated and local health plans in traditional fee-for-service care management, shared savings and fully delegated risk arrangements. Our partnership begins with a comprehensive diagnostic analysis of your renal population and a plan for implementation, which typically takes less than 90 days to complete.

Learn How DaVita 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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