Treating People Read the 2014 Report

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

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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, and CVC use was at an all-time low of 13 percent at the end of 2014.

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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 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized DaVita Kidney Care highest among all major dialysis providers.

:: DaVita outperformed the industry by nearly 138 percent.
:: 50 percent of four- and five-star centers are DaVita centers..

DaVita Kidney Care outperformed other major kidney care providers in Medicare’s Quality Incentive Program (QIP), with more than 98 percent of the company’s centers ranking in the top clinical
performance tier.

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HealthCare Partners was also recognized in 2014 for outstanding clinical measures. The Integrated Healthcare Association awarded us a 4.5 out of 5 star rating for quality of care provided to our Medicare Advantage patients in California. This was one of the highest ratings across all California physician organizations.

Accountable Care Organizations

‭Accountable care organizations (ACOs) serve as an integrated care framework to improve patient care, clinical outcomes and costs. HealthCare Partners partnered with Anthem Blue Cross to build a commercial ACO and in the first year, the program has achieved nearly $2 million in shared savings.