The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Innovation Center (CMS/CMMI) has developed new value-based kidney care models providing incentives for nephrology practices, dialysis providers, and transplant centers to improve care in chronic kidney disease (CKD), dialysis and transplant patients. Our Advancing Kidney Health through Optimal Medication Management initiative, launched in Summer 2020.
We have several overarching goals to optimize medication management in patients with kidney disease:
Develop nephrology pharmacy practice standards for comprehensive medication management (CMM).
Develop nephrology pharmacy education standards, curriculum and training programs.
Engage key stakeholders to drive optimal medication management practices.
We intend to put our goals into action through development of a learning and action collaborative to aid nephrology practices, kidney care companies & health systems to incorporate pharmacists into their practice setting to optimize medication management in patients with kidney diseases.