Strive Health unveils dedicated platform to help nephrologists deliver holistic, patient-centred approach to kidney disease


Strive Health has announced Strive Care Partners (SCP)—a dedicated platform that enables nephrologists to share and succeed in global risk contracts with payors, according to a press release.

Strive Care Partners will benefit patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) through a comprehensive, patient-centred approach that enhances lives and local communities, the release adds.

Strive’s partnerships with nephrology providers also recently reached a total of 500, including a strategic partnership with the nation’s largest independent nephrology group—Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI)—making SCP one of the largest networks of nephrologists in the USA. Represented payor agreements include Medicare’s Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting (CKCC) programme and Medicare Advantage global risk contracts.

Under these partnerships, Strive supports nephrologists through transformative care delivery, proprietary technology, and value-based contracting resources. This suite of services under the SCP platform will also support the company’s existing nephrologist partnerships and future relationships.

“Our value-based kidney care platform was built from day one for nephrologist integration and enablement,” said Chris Riopelle, CEO and co-founder of Strive Health. “Nephrologists have responded to our solution with excitement beyond our wildest expectations, demonstrating the momentum of new, value-based payment models in the kidney space. We are proud to launch a dedicated platform that serves nephrologists as they transform their practices from volume to value.”

Through the SCP platform, Strive embeds complete-care resources within nephrology practices, including preventative care, specialised clinical programs, data integration and analytics, and risk-based contract management.

For example, physicians partnered with SCP access advanced data science models that predict which of their patients are most likely to experience adverse and costly events, such as progression to kidney failure or hospitalisations. Partnering providers secure interdisciplinary care teams that are embedded within their practice. These care teams use Strive’s advanced analytics to carry out data-driven interventions that enhance the patient experience, manage care, and improve outcomes. For patients, this is a seamless part of their nephrology care experience.

Partnering providers also gain access to joint governance of risk contracts and meaningful short-term and long-term financial incentives, including equity-based incentives. Nephrologists can partner with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to improve care of CKD and ESRD patients. With the 21st Century Cures Act in place, there is a unique opportunity for MA plans to target ESRD membership while removing risk through global, full risk contracts. Additionally, SCP creates a single point of accountability for payors to simplify the process to risk delegation.


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