Opting for home dialysis is not irreversible. Situations always arise where a patient returns to a center to be dialyzed, either temporarily or for a longer period of time. Because Fresenius Medical Care covers the full spectrum of therapies, we can offer seamless transition from one to the other and tailor therapies as individually as feasible for our patients.
How can we ensure that high-value care remains affordable? The answer lies in value-based care models. With this approach, we and other providers are no longer paid for a variety of individual services, as has been the case in the past. Instead, we take full responsibility for the health and well-being of our patients and all necessary treatments, and we receive a single payment which must cover all the costs. This encourages efficiency in care on the one side. On the other, models such as these evaluate and reward good clinical performance and outcomes. If our patients do better thanks to our good care, it will pay off for us. In this manner, we create an upward spiral of quality improvement coupled with decreasing costs.
The good news looking forward: We have many possibilities to improve the lives of people with kidney disease – with and beyond dialysis. At Fresenius Medical Care, we have been working hard on this for 25 years and we will not let up. Our mission is and will remain: Creating a future worth living. For patients. Worldwide. Every day.