Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), a division of Fresenius Medical Care declared today that it is merging forces with Humana Inc. in a latest program designed to make better the care and health results for Humana’s members with end stage renal disease (ESRD).
Under the program, Fresenius Medical Care, operating through its Fresenius Health Partners business, will execute its proprietary care coordination model to increase the capability of these sufferers to obtain the health care services they require addressing their illness and improve their quality of life.
Each sufferer will be supported by a collaborative team of regional nephrologists and clinicians working in partnership with the Care Navigation Unit (CNU), FMCNA’s group of specialized nurses and service coordinators who give 24/7 support and care coordination services. By concentrating on the distinctive physical and emotional requirements of each patient, the CNU foresees problems before they arise and assist patients, their families and their providers respond as they happen.
“Through this partnership, we’ll positively affect the overall medical care of Humana’s ESRD members who get treatment within our dialysis centers, and it is our liability to ensure they can access the care they need, when they need it,” stated William McKinney, President of FMCNA’s Integrated Care Group. “Ultimately, we consider our coordinated approach to patient care will be a natural extension of Humana’s existing platform and can empower their patients’ health outcomes.”
“We look forward to applying our expertise in making better the care coordination for chronic sicknesses to the benefit of Humana’s members with ESRD, and to partnering with an organization those shares this dedication to clinical excellence,” claimed Bill Valle, FMCNA’s chief executive officer.
“We strive to assist our chronically-ill members acquire their optimal health,” said Dr. Mark Steffen, Medical Director with Humana. “By working with Fresenius Medical Care to bring this greatly specialized program to Humana’s medically-fragile members who require it most, we can assist them to experience more coordinated care that meets their requirements and improves both health outcomes and quality of life as they move along their health care journey.”
FMCNA’s CNU has been rapidly gaining national recognition for its capability to drive positive change in health outcomes for chronically sick populations.
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