ESCOs: A Better Way to Integrate Care for Dialysis Patients
What is an ESCO?
An ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) is a group of dialysis facilities, nephrologists and other health care providers working together to integrate care for dialysis patients. ESCOs are part of Medicare’s Comprehensive ESRD Care Model and were created to measurably improve clinical outcomes and patient experience while reducing total cost of care for an attributed population. As the industry’s first disease-specific Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), ESCOs provide an opportunity to demonstrate success in integrating care for Medicare’s ESRD population in select geographies and to further validate the value of Medicare creating a national integrated care reimbursement model that can scale to serve all ESRD patients.
How VillageHealth Works With ESCOs
With more than a decade of proven experience integrating care and managing total cost of care for ESRD patients on dialysis, we are uniquely qualified to realize the potential of the ESCO model in collaboration with our nephrologist partners and DaVita dialysis and health system ESCO joint venture partners. Our success managing the renal population is founded on access to patients 12-15 hours a week and scale that allows us to continually innovate to evolve our renal-specific care management capabilities and predictive analytics and advanced technology.
VillageHealth supplements the ESCO dialysis clinic teams by coordinating care inside the dialysis clinic with care and patient needs outside the dialysis clinic. VillageHealth’s nurses and nurse practitioners collaborate with patients, nephrologists, other care providers and dialysis care teams to create and manage an integrated care plan to help meet the unique medical, social and behavioral needs of each patient.
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