Will Partnership Save Payers Money on Dialysis Claims?

The linked article draws attention to the anticipated cost savings of the Cigna/Fresenius partnership and highlights Medicare as the largest payer. But what is the takeaway here for commercial payers? We presume they’ll continue to receive high-dollar dialysis claims while Cigna and Fresenius will increase their revenues. “If Fresenius Health Partners, the care management arm of the multinational company, is able to reduce overall costs, Cigna and Fresenius will share in the savings.”

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-dialysis-managed-care-20170406-story.html