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Treating People,

Not Just a Disease

Our innovative clinical programs are aimed at coordinating all facets of kidney care to improve clinical outcomes while reducing healthcare costs. Our hope is that this approach—which addresses diet, patient education and safety, emotional support, infections and other considerations beyond dialysis treatment—will continue to set the standard for kidney care, because with better outcomes come reduced hospitalizations, healthier and happier patients and fewer unnecessary treatments.

The Transition to Dialysis

Finding What Fits

Finding What Fits

Deciding to continue working when starting dialysis can have a substantial impact on a patient’s health and quality of life. For patients who work or have other daytime obligations, DaVita offers dialysis options that allow greater schedule flexibility.

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Placing Fistulas Early

Fistulas are the preferred form of vascular access because they are the least prone to infection and deliver the best dialysis treatment. Since 2000, our fistula adoption rate has improved by 103 percent, which has reduced the risk of infection and hospitalization.

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Clinical Innovation

Clinical Innovation

At DaVita, we are focused on and committed to improving patient care. That’s why we’re proud to say that for the second consecutive year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized DaVita Kidney Care highest among all major dialysis providers. Fifty percent of four- and five-star centers are DaVita centers.

DaVita Kidney Care outperformed other major kidney care providers in CMS’s Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for the third consecutive year, ranking first in four clinical measures.

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HealthCare Partners was also recognized in 2015 for outstanding clinical measures. The California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) awarded HealthCare Partners in California with elite status in its annual 2015 Standards of Excellence survey. This recognition for giving quality care is the highest-possible designation given by CAPG, which is one of the nation’s largest professional organizations of physician groups focused on coordinated care.

Improving Population Health

‭One of the nation’s leading integrated kidney care management organizations, VillageHealth now touches 28,000 lives a month through a variety of value-based reimbursement programs—including three ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs) and five full-risk Chronic Special Needs Plans (C-SNPs). Results from one of the C-SNPs include:

:: Less than six percent hemodialysis central venous catheter rates for the last three years
:: 24 percent fewer hospital admissions compared to the Medicare benchmark
:: 16 percent lower non-dialysis cost for end stage renal disease (ESRD) care