Kidney Care First Initiative – CMS
PRINE Health is happy to announce our preliminary acceptance by CMS to participate in the upcoming Kidney Care First program, a new offering from CMS – CMMI under the Kidney Care Choices initiative. This is a program that stems from the Executive Order, Advancing American Kidney Health, and championed by HHS. We will make a final decision in Fall 2020 as to whether we will participate in the first performance year which is set to kick-off, April 1, 2021. The start was initially set for January 1, 2021, but was delayed due to COVID-19.
PRINE is excited to partner with CMS and other managed care payors on value-based kidney care initiatives. We feel this important, high cost, the complex patient population has been overlooked for too long. There is a great deal we can do together to raise the level of care and improve alignment between payors, patients, providers, and other caregivers.
In the meantime, PRINE is investing in technology and care management resources to further prepare for value-based contracting with various strategic partners.