Effective January 1, 2021, Independence will enter into a partnership with
Strive Health, an independent company, to offer a new program: Strive Health Kidney Care. This program is designed to support Independence patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages 4 and 5, as well as end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Strive has an interdisciplinary team of Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurse (RN) Care Managers, and Care Coordinators who will work alongside our primary care physicians and nephrologists to provide additional support for kidney care, management of comorbid conditions, education, and specialized care coordination to eligible Independence Medicare Advantage members.
Working with Strive Health
Strive Health's high-touch model offers disease and care management services to:
- delay disease progression
- reduce unnecessary emergency room and inpatient utilization
- improve patient mortality and morbidity outcomes
- explore treatment options
You can expect that the Strive Health team will keep you up to date on what is happening. They will work with you to determine the best mode of communication and are committed to providing you regular updates on your patients and alerting you to major changes to their care plan, such as tracking inpatient admissions. This collaboration is designed to support nephrology practices in achieving better patient outcomes.
In the near future, Strive Health will contact providers to discuss the program in more detail and learn how they can best support your patient care.
If you have questions, please email Joanne Seader, RN, BSN, CDN, Director, Kidney Care Program,