• Your Partner in
    Post-Acute Kidney Care

    We optimize the delivery of kidney care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to improve quality of life for residents with kidney disease.

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We optimize the delivery of kidney care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to improve quality of life for residents with kidney disease.

Why DaVita

As a dialysis industry leader with 20 years’ experience, DaVita continuously improves clinical outcomes for many of our dialysis patients—including those in post-acute sites of care. DaVita brings that expertise to deliver high-quality dialysis care in the SNF setting.

Quality and Safety

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DaVita has 20+ years of experience providing the highest quality of dialysis care across the U.S. In 2019, 92% of our dialysis centers were rated three, four or five stars by CMS.1 We have existing, CMS-certified, home programs with local medical directors.

Care Continuity

Physician partner

DaVita collaborates with our network of 7,600+ affiliated nephrologists. We have demonstrated operational reliability with 60,000+ clinical teammates, servicing 2,900+ outpatient centers and 900 hospitals.

Proven Partner

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As a national leader in dialysis care that is recognized by nephrologists, hospital and health systems and payors, DaVita has had success in achieving partners’ clinical and financial objectives. We care for 225,000+ total patients, including 25,000+ SNF patients treated in our centers.

New Care Model Opportunity

Potential
patient benefits

  • Improved quality of life
  • Better coordination of other care with dialysis
  • Increased collaboration between SNF, nephrologist and DaVita

Potential
SNF benefits

  • Enhanced resident quality of life
  • Differentiated services and quality care
  • Reduced care costs and readmissions

Potential health system benefits

  • Reduced length of stay
  • Easier patient placement for discharge planners
  • Reduced total cost of care and readmissions

Our Model

We typically use a den model—hemodialysis is delivered by our dedicated care team at approximately six stations in a common room of the SNF—that may offer significant benefits, as described below.

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Experienced caregivers

All dialysis services are provided by highly trained DaVita nurses and technicians with local, experienced, medical director oversight.

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Familiar therapy

Patients receive the same high-quality therapy as they received in outpatient centers—three treatments per week—at their place of residence.

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Dedicated team

We have focused clinical staff and leadership with local discharge planning and admission resources and support by a national team.

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1 October 2019 CMS Five Star Quality Rating result.