(Tampa, FL) – The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has selected Healthmap Solutions, Inc. (Healthmap) for inclusion in its “Population Health Roadmap for Chronic Kidney Disease.” Healthmap was recognized for its innovative, holistic approach to kidney health management, which involves assessing patients’ social determinants of health, closing care gaps, and using proprietary algorithms to risk-stratify patients and recommend appropriate interventions.
“The incorporation of Healthmap’s best practices into the NCQA Roadmap represents further validation of our pioneering kidney health management program, with its focus on early CKD identification and intervention, timely nephrologist referral, advanced renal replacement planning, and integrated, patient-centric care management,” said Howard Shaps, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthmap.
The Roadmap is part of NCQA’s Kidney Health Toolkit. The Toolkit provides resources that enable patients, providers, health plans, and health systems to understand and promote best practices in kidney health and CKD care, especially among people with risk factors such as diabetes.
“Health plans and health systems can use the Roadmap to educate themselves on population management and understand how their processes align with NCQA program requirements,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Our intention is to encourage the development and use of population health management strategies to improve CKD care.”
The complete Kidney Health Toolkit can be downloaded from the NCQA website at www.ncqa.org/kidney-health-toolkit/.
NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed healthcare choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter as @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.
Healthmap Solutions is an NCQA-accredited kidney population health management company serving health plans, health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and provider groups seeking a value-based solution to improve the lives of millions of Americans living with kidney disease. Using its advanced technology, predictive analytics, and clinical expertise, Healthmap emphasizes the early identification of patients with kidney disease and recommends clinically proven interventions to delay or slow disease progression. Healthmap’s Care Navigation team works with patients and a full spectrum of providers (primary care, nephrologists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and dialysis providers), to deliver personalized whole-person care. Healthmap’s approach is to proactively plan care transitions and optimize renal replacement therapy, with a focus on in-home dialysis treatment and transplant. This approach results in improved care, outcomes, and experience for the person living with kidney disease, while lowering total medical costs for health plans and provider groups.
For a complete look at the Healthmap program plus access to thought-leading content on a variety of industry topics, such as treatment silos and healthcare equity, visit www.healthmapsolutions.com.
The WilMark Group