Blue Shield of California and Cricket Health today announced a new innovative, personalized and comprehensive care coordination program for members who have late-stage chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease at no additional cost to them.
Through the long-term collaboration, Cricket Health will offer a multidisciplinary care team that includes nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians and trained patient mentors to provide an evidence-based approach to help patients better manage chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
The team, available online and by phone, works closely with the participating member’s medical providers including primary care physicians, nephrologists and other specialists to ensure that, as much as possible, the patient remains healthy, at home, and out of the hospital. The program is especially relevant in today’s COVID-19 environment, and is available to members enrolled in Blue Shield’s fully insured Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) benefit plans. Read More: BlueShield CA