2020

Monogram Health and Banner - University Health Plans Announce Innovative Kidney Care Partnership

June 16, 2020

Through combined expertise, organizations will further improve the quality of life for patients living with chronic kidney disease in Arizona. Read the full press release here.

Monogram Health Corporate Medical Director Encourages Dialysis at Home

May 11, 2020

He [Dr. Shaminder Gupta] tells Renal & Urology News how he developed and manages a home dialysis program in which approximately 40% of his patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) participate, far above the national average in the United States. Click to read more here.

Yahoo Finance Shares Coverage on Recent Series A-1 Funding Round

May 5, 2020

The funding represents another significant milestone for Monogram as the company continues to grow, increase health plan partnerships and manage the care of vulnerable patients with kidney disease through in-home engagement and increased interaction during this time of heightened isolation brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read more.

Monogram Health is gearing up for a period of rapid growth in part because of the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act, which will allow Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease to enroll in 2021 Medicare Advantage plans through private insurers for the first time. See the full story here.

NBJ Exclusive: Frist-founded Healthcare Startup Raises $7 million

May 5, 2020

The new round brings the total funds raised to $12 million in the past 15 months and reflects a growing national focus on kidney disease and at-home healthcare services. Read more about it here.

Monogram Health Announces Series A-1 Funding to Further Kidney Health

May 5, 2020

2019

Monogram Health and Humana have entered into a care coordination agreement for chronic kidney disease patients in Louisiana and Mississippi. To read more, click here.

Monogram Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Improve Outcomes for Members with Kidney Disease

December 19, 2019

Monogram and Humana have entered into a care coordination agreement for chronic kidney disease patients in Louisiana and Mississippi. Read the Humana press release here.

Monogram and Humana Partner to Improve Kidney Care

December 11, 2019

Yesterday, President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made a significant policy announcement that will improve care quality for patients with Chronic Kidney and End Stage Renal Disease.

The President signed Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, marking a move in the right direction for Kidney care and reflecting the foundational beliefs of Monogram Health. Sections 4 and 5 of the order provide 30 days for Secretary Azar to select payment models aligning financial and clinical outcomes for patients with CKD and ESRD. The executive order aligns with Monogram Health’s vision of:

 

Like you, Monogram Health is committed to being a positive force for change in our industry and in patients’ lives. We are excited Secretary Azar has announced details of the chosen payment mechanisms so that we can move forward.  Whether those details will be included in an extension of the current ESCO program, or part of a new program around CKD specifically, Monogram Health will be following up with you in the near future in order to facilitate participation in this groundbreaking initiative.

Our Board Chairman Senator Bill Frist, MD stated, “I applaud the focus of Health and Human Services to improve the care that patients living with Chronic Kidney Disease receive through the ‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ policy.  Monogram Health is excited to partner with the nation’s leading nephrologists to improve kidney care delivery and the health outcomes achieved for those living with kidney disease.”

Trump Administration Announces Kidney Care Demonstration

July 11, 2019

Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to launch Advancing American Kidney Health, a bold new initiative to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease, expand options for American patients, and reduce healthcare costs. The initiative provides specific solutions to deliver on three goals: fewer patients developing kidney failure, fewer Americans receiving dialysis in dialysis centers, and more kidneys available for transplant.

As directed by the Executive Order, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through its Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), released a proposed required payment model and four optional payment models to adjust payment incentives to encourage preventative kidney care, home dialysis, and kidney transplants. The Department’s Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) also released a paper entitled Advancing American Kidney Health, which lays out a number of areas for action, including measures called for in the executive order, for various components of HHS to improve kidney care.

Read the full article from HHS here.

HHS Launches President Trump’s ‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative

July 10, 2019