Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is partnering with Somatus on a new program for certain members with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The program is the newest BCBSIL value-based care arrangement focused on closing gaps in care by improving care coordination, further preventing or delaying the progression of CKD, better supporting the social needs of these complex members, and ultimately working to improve access, quality and health outcomes and lowering the overall cost of care.
The Somatus Kidney Care Program addresses social determinants of health while providing comprehensive in-person and virtual support for members that includes:
- Transition services following hospitalization, to help understand changes in medication or home care plans;
- Diet, lifestyle, and medication management;
- Access to community resources, including medication assistance programs, transportation and financial support; and,
- Treatment option education to help members decide the best treatment method. Read More: BCBSIL