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Stem disease progression with a comprehensive kidney solution

Optum® Kidney Solutions (OKS) enables patients with Stage 3b through ESRD to live their best life by providing personalized, 1:1 support from a renal nurse. Nephrologist engagement delivers best-outcome, value-based care arrangements.

Why Optum Kidney Solutions?

Optum partners with over 750 nephrologists in our VBC network to incentivize evidence-based interventions.

Reduce patient admissions

Participation in the program resulted in a 24.7% reduction in inpatient admissions and a 41% reduction in inpatient dialysis.1

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Reduce emergency visits

Patients enrolled in the program had 11.3% fewer ER visits.2

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Increase preemptive transplants

Enrolled patients saw 2.5x higher ESRD transplant evaluation rates and were 22% less likely to transition from CKD to dialysis.3

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Largest nephrologist network

Optum Kidney Solutions has over 750 nephrologists in our VBC network.

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CKD/ESRD

A pre-dialysis program focusing on delaying disease progression and preparing individuals for renal replacement therapy.

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Dialysis network access

A program to manage the population on dialysis, which is characterized by frequent hospitalizations and multiple comorbidities.

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Footnotes

  1. Bannister W and Plosser K. Optum Healthcare Analytics white paper: How specialized kidney care programs yield cost savings and better outcomes. 2021.
  2. UHG Health Economics study completed in 2018 compared matched ESRD patients in Medicare Advantage policies with and without CKD management. Results are year Difference in Difference measures.
  3. Optum Healthcare Analytics. Assessing the impact of Kidney Resource Services on disease progression. 2021.