ASN Care Delivery Model Concept: Comprehensive Care across a Patient’s Journey

  • 1 Rachel Meyer is director of policy and government affairs at the American Society of Nephrology.
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Integration across medical settings and disease phases, led by nephrologists serving as principal care providers, will improve care quality and patient outcomes in advanced kidney disease through renal replacement therapy, end-of-life care, or both.

This statement is the thesis for the kidney care delivery model that the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is currently developing to submit to the Physician-Focused Technical Payment Advisory Committee (P-TAC), emphasizing that nephrology professionals can improve care, improve patient-centeredness of care, and add value to the healthcare system by spanning care settings and disease phases. In doing so, nephrologists can reinforce a healthcare system in