How to Manage the Cost of Dialysis Treatment

Dialysis is a terribly expensive treatment, especially for those in need of ongoing dialysis to maintain body function who receive 3-4 treatments each week. The resulting medical bills number in the hundreds of thousands, and at times breech the 1 million dollar level annually. Even oncology costs could pale in comparison, considering many patients on […]

Dialysis Cost Containment for End Stage Renal Disease

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is a condition characterized by permanent renal failure, or kidney failure. Unless patients receive a kidney transplant to restore renal function, this disease is ultimately terminal. Our bodies cannot function without working kidneys. That said, a diagnosis of ESRD does not necessarily herald impending doom. With proper renal management through […]

Reference Based Pricing and the Potential Pitfalls of It

Healthcare reform is not something that can be accomplished without a few hurdles. Overhauling a system as expansive as healthcare in the U.S. is a massive undertaking, as evidenced by the fact that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is somewhere in the neighborhood of 20,000 pages. So it’s only natural that some of the finer […]

5 Essential Medical Bill Negotiation Tips

Healthcare costs are an issue that both large and small employers have battled with for many years. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed internally, but not many business owners know where to begin. Some are unaware of how to offer great health care packages without overwhelming their own finances; negotiating medical bills is […]

Are You Leaving Money on the Table During Contract Negotiations?

Whether you negotiate before signing a contract or not, you could discover after the fact that there was more meat on the bone, so to speak. In other words, you could be leaving money on the table if you decline negotiations or you fail to successfully negotiate terms. In order to get the most benefit […]

What Is a Carve Out Insurance Plan?

Insurance is one of those things, like the IRS and the dentist, that we just don’t like to talk about. This is because discussing insurance usually requires talking about money and adult responsibilities, and nobody likes talking about responsibilities. But there is one facet of insurance that you really need to know about in order […]

Living With End Stage Renal Disease

Anyone living with a chronic disease knows how difficult it can be to simply get out of bed in the morning. Renal disease – or kidney failure – means that a person’s kidneys can no longer operate properly unless they receive a transplant or undergo constant dialysis treatment. Renal disease can consume someone’s life, as it […]

Important Facts About Medicare Laws Regarding Renal Disease

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), more commonly referred to as kidney failure, is a serious and life-threatening condition. It is considered a catastrophic diagnosis, meaning that it entails expensive, ongoing care. Those diagnosed with ESRD have options for care, including ongoing dialysis, although ultimately this condition will require a kidney transplant for continued survival. Renal […]

What is End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)?

Here at Specialty Care Management we have been helping those who have been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) for years with our Dialysis Risk Management Program. We have arranged key partners to provide this innovative two-phase risk transfer product, and we are proud of the assistance we have been able to provide to […]