Claims Repricing Explained

Claims repricing is a crucial process in the healthcare industry that determines how much a medical provider is paid for a service by an insurance company or Third-Party Administrator (TPA). This process is often misunderstood, but it is vital in ensuring that healthcare costs are managed effectively and fairly – specifically for self-funded plans. This […]

The Link Between High Blood Pressure & Chronic Kidney Disease

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that can have serious health implications if left unmanaged. One of the critical organs affected by high blood pressure is the kidneys. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition where the kidneys do not function as well as they should, and high blood […]

The Link Between Obesity and Chronic Kidney Disease

Obesity and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are two major public health concerns that are closely intertwined. Numerous studies have demonstrated a strong association between obesity and the development, progression and complications of CKD. The mechanisms by which obesity can lead to CKD are multifaceted. Obesity can directly impact the kidneys through mechanisms such as glomerular […]

Kidney Disease Explained

Kidney disease, often referred to as the silent killer, affects millions throughout the U.S., yet many remain unaware of its insidious nature until it’s too late. Let’s demystify this condition, exploring its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention in a way that’s easy to digest.  What Causes Kidney Disease?  At the heart of kidney disease is […]

What are the Different Stages of Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive condition marked by a gradual loss of kidney function over time. It is a critical health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Understanding the different stages of CKD is essential for early detection, management and slowing its progression. This article delves into the stages of CKD, highlighting […]

Understanding Dialysis: A Lifeline for Failing Kidneys

Dialysis is a medical treatment that performs the function of kidneys when they are unable to do so. It helps the body remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood, maintaining a balance of minerals such as potassium, sodium, calcium and bicarbonate, while regulating blood pressure.      Why is Dialysis Needed?  The primary reason […]

What Puts People at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious health condition that affects the kidneys’ ability to filter waste and excess fluids from the blood. It’s a gradual process that can lead to dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes in the body. Understanding the risk factors for CKD can help in its prevention and management. Major […]

The Importance of Early Detection & Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the kidneys are damaged and are unable to function properly over an extended period. CKD can lead to various complications, including kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, and even death. However, early detection and prevention can play a crucial […]

How Are Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Linked?

Chronic illnesses are prevalent across the United States. Diabetes affects over 34 million people in the U.S. while Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) impacts more than 37 million adults. Both are significant public health concerns. Interestingly, these two diseases are not isolated; they have an interconnected relationship, often leading to a vicious cycle of worsening health […]

The Future of CKD Treatment & Management

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with 54,358 deaths in 2021. Additionally, it is projected to become the 5th leading cause of death globally by 2050. These projections lead us to consider the future of CKD, more specifically […]