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

December 19, 2019

Monogram Health and Humana Sign Care Coordination Agreement for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Louisiana and Mississippi. To read more, click here.

Monogram and Humana Partner to Improve Kidney Care

December 11, 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.

Trump Administration Announces Kidney Care Demonstration
July 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.”

We look forward to working with you in the near future, both on this initiative and on opportunities we are in the process of launching with private insurance carriers.

If you have any questions, please email them to me at CMO@monogramhealthcare.com, I will respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your time, and everything you do for patients.

Dr. Raymond Hakim

Chief Medical Officer

Monogram Health

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

July 10, 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.