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Accarent Health Increases Transplant Coverage in the Midwest

PRESS RELEASE FROM ACCARENT HEALTH
May 05, 2021

The University of Kansas Health System Expands on Their Existing Cardiovascular Bundled Program with Solid Organ Transplant Services Through Accarent Health

BALTIMORE –Accarent Health is expanding the availability of life-saving transplant care for its members through the #1 hospital in Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System. By expanding its transparent bundled procedure offering, The University of Kansas Health System can now offer Accarent patients nationwide another excellent option for transplant procedures at a top academic medical center.

Ranking among U.S. News & World Report’s top 50 hospitals each year since 2007, The University of Kansas Health System is now offering heart, kidney, liver, and simultaneous kidney & pancreas transplants, and ventricular assist device placement as a bundled episode of care through the Accarent Health platform. In 2020, U.S. News & World Report also named The University of Kansas Health System #1 in Kansas, and ranked them in 6 specialties, earning a high performing designation in 5 areas, including nephrology and cardiology.

The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) reports that 39,035 transplants took place in 2020 nationwide and this number is expected to keep growing. Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was the 10th consecutive record breaking year for organ transplantation. Payers often face unpredictable costs based on volume, incidence of complications and geographic location.

Accarent’s industry leading transparent, bundled rate program limits risk for the employer through transparent bundled costs, defined episodes of care, and use of high quality providers, ensuring the member is receiving the best care, often with no copays or out of pocket. The key difference between Accarent and other national transplant COEs is that our episodes of care do not carry costly stop loss layers or floor provisions reverting to a percentage of billed charges.

In addition, certified nurse case managers and concierges with over 30 years in transplant care coordination experience help the patient during this difficult time by answering questions, coordinating care with providers, facilitating medical records transfer, and assisting with lodging and transportation.

Employers interested in adopting a value based health care solution or making a transplant referral can learn more about Accarent Health at www.accarenthealth.com

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Accarent Health: James Salamone 1-866-771-0697