Paired Kidney Donor Transplants Make a Difference by Connecting the Right Kidney Patient with the Right Kidney

Paired Kidney Donor Transplants Make a Difference by Connecting the Right Kidney Patient with the Right Kidney

In June, Yale New Haven Hospital completed one of the largest kidney chain exchanges ever in the U.S, matching nine kidney donors with nine end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. This heartwarming story first appeared in the Hartford Courant, highlighting an important, ongoing issue as well as a kidney care innovation. Paired donor transplants, which connect […]

The Number of ESRD Patients Continues to Rise: Three Steps to Bend the Trend

The Number of ESRD Patients Continues to Rise: Three Steps to Bend the Trend

Source: U.S. Renal Data Systems Quarterly Update An alarming trend continues: the number of people living with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has climbed by approximately 20,000 each year over the past decade. Based on this trajectory, the number is expected to surpass 800,000 this year. This situation risks being exacerbated by the number of COVID-19 […]

Healthmap Solutions Urges Medicare Advantage Plans to Act Now In Advance of 21st Century Cures Act Implementation

Healthmap Solutions Urges Medicare Advantage Plans to Act Now In Advance of 21st Century Cures Act Implementation

For Immediate Release As COVID-19 Impacts Kidney Health, Enrollment Opens for 426,000+ Highly Complex, High Cost End-Stage Renal Disease Members to Choose a Medicare Advantage Plan Starting November 1st JULY 22, 2020—TAMPA, FL— Healthmap Solutions, a rapidly growing specialty Population Health Management (PHM) company with a flagship Kidney Health Management (KHM) program, urges Medicare Advantage […]

Regence and Healthmap Solutions Partner to Provide Kidney Health Management Program to Members

Regence and Healthmap Solutions Partner to Provide Kidney Health Management Program to Members

Providing enhanced support for kidney patients with heightened vulnerabilities during COVID-19 pandemic PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence today announced a new partnership with Healthmap Solutions—a growing national Population Health Management company with a flagship Kidney Health Management (KHM) program—to improve care and outcomes for Regence members with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease […]

COVID-19: Dialysis Center Precautions

COVID-19: Dialysis Center Precautions

Dialysis is a lifeline for the approximately 726,000 people living with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Staying at home is not always an option for the vast majority who receive treatment at one of the 5,000 private dialysis centers across the country. Dialysis centers are working to ensure continued and safe access to treatment for patients […]

COVID-19: Behavioral-medical Recommendations for Kidney Disease Patients on Maintaining Emotional WellBeing

COVID-19: Behavioral-medical Recommendations for Kidney Disease Patients on Maintaining Emotional WellBeing

Behavioral-medical integration expert and clinical psychologist Tom Warnes, Ph.D., offers recommendations on maintaining emotional and physical wellbeing. The COVID-19 outbreak has everyone on edge. Fear of contracting the virus runs high, particularly among the most vulnerable, such as people living with kidney disease. Their compromised immune systems not only make them more susceptible to the […]