This article is for the dialysis centers, nephrologists, primary care providers, and hospitals caring for our members
To complement the care and quality of life for our Medicare Advantage members with chronic kidney disease, we’re partnering with a specialty kidney care provider in 2022. This will allow us to deliver, at no additional cost, personalized support to our members.
Beginning January 1, 2022, Medicare Advantage members will have access to services from Square Knot Health, an independent company focused on patients with advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 4, 5, and End Stage Kidney Disease). Square Knot Health is a supplemental benefit offering for our Medicare members.*
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Care Management team will identify and engage eligible patients to help them register for the Square Knot Health program, if they choose to participate.
Square Knot Health educates, assesses, and mentors members with chronic kidney disease as they consider treatment options, including transplantation. They pair members with a specially trained kidney disease navigator to meet with through video and phone calls. The navigator partners with nephrologists, primary care physicians, and transplant centers to offer eligible patients:
*Members with the following comorbidities are excluded from the program: Alzheimer’s and other significant dementias, some chemotherapies, and members on permanent home oxygen and ventricular assist devices.
Complete the Referral for Health Management Programs & Services form.
Like you, we want to help your patients live their best quality lives. While participation in the program is voluntary for your patients, we encourage you to talk with them about the potential benefits, including:
For questions about the Square Knot Health Program, please send an email to MedAdvCMReferrals@bcbsma.com, or call our Medicare Care Management team at 1-800-392-0098.