About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us

US Health Insurers Aetna and Fresenius Launch Chronic Kidney Disease Management Program

by Lakshmi Gopal on February 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM
 US Health Insurers Aetna and Fresenius Launch Chronic Kidney Disease Management Program

Aetna and Fresenius Medical Care launched a joint program last week in the US to slow down the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for their health insurance customers.

The program is aimed at improving clinical outcomes for patients and reducing costs by facilitating gentler, less costly transitions to dialysis or pre-transplant care. Each member's biometric and health status will be communicated daily through a wireless communication device in order to help the care team identify, address, or even prevent potentially serious complications.


CKD, also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in kidney function over a period of months or years. It may be caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. CKD is identified by a blood test for creatinine. The new patient-centric care program enhances coordination of care among specialists, primary care providers and nurses. They identify members at risk and improve clinical management in earlier stages of kidney disease. This helps slow down the inevitable progression to kidney failure.

Source: Medindia
Font : A-A+



Recommended Readings

Latest Health Insurance News

Health Insurance Gap: 25% of Low-Income Older Americans Uninsured
Discontinuities in health insurance coverage among older Americans, who experience a higher prevalence of health concerns compared to the broader population.
1 in 5 Medicare Recipients Travel Over 50 Miles for Neurologist Visits
The distance one must travel can pose a significant obstacle to healthcare access for people dealing with chronic neurological conditions.
The Visible Toll: Affordability Crisis in Health
Inability to afford better healthcare is apparent in the appearance of the malnourished poor, just as the obese reveal the "cost" of their health.
How Medicaid Expansion Improves Cardiac Care?
Medicaid expansion was linked to enhancement in insurance coverage for optimal heart health.
Medicaid Telemedicine Coverage Enhances Healthcare Access
The results highlight the positive impact of Medicaid telemedicine coverage and its implications for policymakers.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
Greetings! How can I assist you?MediBot

US Health Insurers Aetna and Fresenius Launch Chronic Kidney Disease Management Program Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests