• Setting the standard for SNF dialysis

    Enhance patient outcomes and reduce cost of care

  • Setting the standard for SNF dialysis

    Enhance patient outcomes and reduce cost of care

Deliver a triple-aim solution

As a nephrologist, you have an opportunity to improve patient care through DaVita's on-site skilled nursing facility (SNF) dialysis programs. Treatment at this new site of care can help improve patient experience and health outcomes, advance practice strategy and reduce cost of care.

Practice strategy

Maintain your patient relationships while leading the development of a new care setting that serves 10% of all ESKD patients, 20% of ESKD hospital discharges and 20% of new dialysis starts.2

Value-based care impact

Physicians engaged in risk-sharing practices can realize up to $50K in total cost-of-care savings per member per year for SNF dialysis patients.3

Patient outcomes and experience

Patients who dialyze on site with DaVita experience 15% fewer readmissions vs. patients treated offsite. They also benefit from reduced travel time and improved quality of life.1

Improve patient relationships

On-site dialysis at DaVita skilled nursing facilities can make treatment more convenient for your patients, while allowing you to continue rounding on them.

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1DaVita SNF Dialysis readmission rate, internal data; SNF dialysis 34% readmission rate, (2019). Skilled nursing facility 30-day all-cause readmission measure 
(SNFRM) NQF #2510: all-cause risk-standardized readmission measure. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Value-Based-Programs/SNF-VBP/Downloads/SNFRM-TechReportSupp-2019-.pdf

22019 USRDS Annual Data Report Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2015.

3$80 cost per non-ambulance roundtrip for 60% of patients. Medicare Advantage plans range in their coverage of non-ambulance transportation. Low range assumes first 12 roundtrip rides covered. $400 cost per ambulance roundtrip for 25% of patients. 15% decline at 19k per hospitalization and 17k per readmit. 1 day DRG reduction on stays less than 30 days and 33% DRG reduction on stays greater than 30 days.