MAOs Enhance Kidney Care Offerings Across Disease Spectrum

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that SCAN Health Plan’s VillageHealth Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan is not affiliated with DaVita. The VillageHealth product is actually in partnership with DaVita.

As newly eligible patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) enter the Medicare Advantage market, insurers are partnering with kidney care providers to strengthen their kidney disease management capabilities across the spectrum of disease stages. Their efforts range from slowing disease progression to exploring appropriate care options for those with ESRD outside of dialysis.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues, including drug benefits and specialty pharmacy, for more than a decade. She served as editor of Drug Benefit News (the predecessor to Radar on Drug Benefits) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016, and now manages Radar on Medicare Advantage. Lauren graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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