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How to close the HEDIS® kidney gap with home testing

Boost adherence, reduce costs, and delight members with Minuteful Kidney

Implement the new kidney health quality measure

The new Kidney Health Evaluation for Patients with Diabetes (KED) measure requires that at-risk members take an annual urine ACR test in addition to a blood eGFR test. But the vast majority aren't doing the urine test, and average quality performance could plummet from 85% to 49% as a result. Reach the untested by enabling them to test at home.

Kit delivered

Member receives a Minuteful Kidney kit straight to their door

Member tests

Member takes the test at home using their smartphone

Immediate results

Results are directly shared with the member's provider

Provide care when and where your members need it

1 in 3

Adult Americans at risk of CKD

80%

Members not in line with current quality measures

$120 billion

Medicare expenditure on CKD

Using Minuteful Kidney

The Minuteful Kidney test app and kit allow people to test themselves at home for signs of CKD and receive immediate clinical results. Using colorimetric analysis, computer vision, and AI we transform the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade medical device. The app walks the user through a simple test, making it as easy as snapping a photo.

To maintain high performance in the KED era, health plans need to rethink how they engage with their members. Using Minuteful Kidney health plans have increased ACR testing adherence up to 50% among untested populations. That adherence boost is crucial to closing the new KED measure.

Chronic Kidney Disease doesn’t have specific symptoms in the early stages. When it comes to health sovereignties, how do we empower individuals to take charge of their own health? [This] allows people access to care, where they want it: in the comfort of their own home.

Dr. Setu Vora, MD

Pequot Tribal Chief Medical Officer

Validated outcomes for health plans1

Raise quality score performance, improve risk scoring, and reduce the total cost of care by preventing progression of CKD.

★★★★★

Align with KED measure and improve risk scoring

$665

3-year net gain per identified member

2yr

Positive return on investment

Report

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Citations and Footnotes
  1. Outcomes derived from a model performed by an external credentialed actuary. The model is based on actuarial evaluation of medical and pharmacy claims data representing 4.9 million members managed under Medicare Advantage and 12.7 million members managed under commercial plans. Net gain and ROI is calculated assuming proper management and treatment of the disease after diagnosis.

    HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).