We are passionate about significantly improving the quality of life for our nation's Most Vulnerable Patients (MVPs)—a population that often suffers from multiple chronic conditions, has greater difficulty accessing medical care, is a frequent utilizer of the emergency department and hospital, and requires a higher level of care than a traditional office visit can typically offer.
We are 100% committed to helping MVPs live healthier and more fulfilled lives, while also helping reduce their total cost of care. This not only supports patients, but is also an effective solution for our health plan partners.
Today's health care system is not designed for high-risk, medically complex patients. MVPs require a higher-touch, personalized care model to avoid getting lost in a system where they struggle to keep up with the management of their diseases that require multiple doctors, medications and follow-up.
of US health care spend is driven by 12% of the population with 5+ chronic conditions.1
visit ER at least 1X per year
have at least 1 hospital stay per year
are readmitted within 30 days3
doctor visits on average each year
medications on average filled each year
DaVita Health Solutions, through our community-based medical groups and comprehensive care teams, provides medical, behavioral, social and palliative care for a health plan's most vulnerable members—when and where they need it most.
Our physician-led care teams provide in-home primary care and complementary health care services to patients as quickly and frequently as needed.
Our employed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) specialists are onsite and help plan for discharge on day one and work with the house calls care team to help patients experience smooth transitions home and receive follow-up care.
Our care team coordinators and specialists provide around-the-clock support for house calls patients and telemedicine services for rising risk members or patients who prefer virtual treatment.
Our community based, physician- and nurse practitioner-led care teams provide medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to chronically ill patients within their home or skilled nursing facility, while coordinating care across all providers.
We help support primary care providers by increasing communication across care settings and working collaboratively to help develop patient care plans outside the office setting.
Services can take place in home or post-acute settings.
DaVita Health Solutions leverages more than 15 years of experience in managing complex patients under at-risk arrangements with payors and risk-bearing entities.
The results from our initial strategic partnership with a large regional health plan mirror that experience. We served approximately 7,000 members in partnership with more than 600 local PCPs and specialists over a two-year period. In the first year alone, we demonstrated measurable results including4:
Harold, exhausted by hospitalizations, medications and specialist appointments following his heart attack. Hospitalized six times in two years. House Calls changed that.
George, faced several challenges in managing his complex health care needs. Developed additional health concerns that weren't getting solved with hospital visits. House Calls gave him new solutions.
Polly, breast cancer survivor with advanced COPD, referred to House Calls by primary care physician. House Calls kept her stable, comfortable and at home to meet her end of life goals.
"We have been able to find an area where we can provide care to patients who wouldn't be able to get it any other way."
- Dr. Joseph Straton, House Calls Medical Director
"I think House Calls is transforming health care, because it is working with patients who need this type of care specifically."
- Dr. Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, House Calls Medical Director
Chief Development Officer, DaVita Inc.
Misha has worked tirelessly over his 13 year tenure at DaVita to build innovative care models and launch new business lines, including as:
Prior to joining DaVita in 2005, Misha served at both Merrill Lynch and McKinsey & Company. In addition to earning his B.A. in Human Biology and his MBA from Stanford University, Misha was also a member of the Varsity Tennis Team. He currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Amanda and two young boys. When Misha isn't working, he enjoys skiing and doing anything outdoors with his family and rarely misses a Stanford football game
Hank has dedicated the last 16 years to solving the hardest problems in healthcare including as:
Hank has an MBA from Michigan and played varsity golf at Miami University. He recently moved to Denver with his wife Carly and their three young girls and cannot stop talking about the weather and outdoor activities. He still tries to be somewhat of a competitive golfer and is a passionate Michigan State and frustrated Cleveland sports fan.
Senior Vice President
Suzanne spent the first 20 years of her career with Healthcare Partners leading both medical offices and affiliate physician networks in successfully achieving the triple aim of health care—improved quality, enhanced patient experience and overall cost of care reduction. She continued to passionately and positively impact our nation's health care, including as:
Suzanne received her Master's Degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She moved from California to the Twin Cities in 2013 with her husband and two children. Suzanne and her family love spending time outdoors all year round, including camping, biking, fishing and hiking in the summer and skiing/sledding in the winter.
National Vice President, Care Design
Grace has spent her career growing, streamlining and transforming various aspects of healthcare, with roles including:
Grace is an avid traveler, with recent trips to New Zealand, Cuba, and Mexico City. When in her hometown of Los Angeles, she is a self-proclaimed foodie, frequents music events, and tirelessly cheers on the Lakers!
Vice President, Actuarial & Analytics
Justin has been in the healthcare industry both in traditional and non-traditional actuarial roles for the past 18 years, serving as:
Justin is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and received Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, and Actuarial Science from Purdue University. He is a fortunate resident of Denver for the past 18 years, where he lives with his wife and three children. He enjoys the amazing activities readily available in CO with his family; including skiing, camping, hiking, fishing, and all the sporting and club events his kids are involved in. He finally received lifetime redemption as a passionate fan of the loveable losers when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016!
Head of Technology & Infrastructure
Todd has been developing solutions and delivery organizations for over 20 years across a variety of industries with a focus on healthcare over the last 6 years. Todd's previous roles include:
Todd has and MBA and MSEE from the University of IL, and a Bachelor's degree from Manchester College in Indiana where he majored in physics and engineering science and also played 4 seasons of football. After 20 years in Denver Todd now resides in Florida with his wife Amal and is currently paying two college tuitions for his kids, Thomas and Emma.
JD—Group General Counsel
Stephen has spent the last 15 years advising clients on navigating the myriad of federal and state laws governing the health care industry, including:
Stephen has a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts and received a Bachelor's degree in government and psychology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Prior to his legal practice, Stephen held various staff positions in the United States Senate, the most recent as Press Secretary to the United States Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works. Stephen relocated to Denver with his wife, Kerrie, and their two sons where they make great use of Colorado's great outdoors.
Director of Marketing
Melissa brings 25 years of marketing and communications experience within the healthcare and technology industries, including as:
After years of competing on the national junior circuit, Melissa played varsity tennis at Dartmouth College. She travels frequently to Denver but currently lives in Westport CT with her husband, three children and English bulldog. She grew up in Washington, DC but has always been an avid New York Giants fan.
Clinical Advisory Board Member
Dody has spent her career in various health care leadership roles, primary leading companies from a medical and clinical perspective. She joins DaVita Health Solutions from Geisinger Health Plan, where she is the Medical Director of Provider Network Management, building strategic partner relationships to manage the transition to value based care. Prior to her current role at Geisinger, she spent time as:
Besides her work has a physician, professor, published researcher, and medical director, Dody enjoys spending time with family, travel, hiking, kayaking, cooking, and reading. She has a husband of 21 years, children in three states, two grandchildren, and two cats.
DaVita Health Solutions is a subsidiary of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company and and leading provider of integrated health and kidney care services. We deliver house calls and post-acute care programs to help our nation’s Most Vulnerable Patients get access to quality care, spend less time in the hospital, and live their healthiest lives. Our community based, physician- and NP-led care teams deliver medical, behavioral, social and palliative care to chronically ill patients within their home or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Our programs have enhanced the lives of thousands of patients with a 91% satisfaction rating; reduced emergency room visits by 10-15%; reduced hospitalizations by 35-40%; lowered SNF length of stay by 46% (9 days) and SNF-to-Acute readmissions by 64%; and reduced cost of care by 15-20%. DaVita Health Solutions leverages more than 15 years of experience in managing high-risk patients under at-risk arrangements with payors and risk-bearing entities.
For general information and to discuss options to help you better understand and manage your most vulnerable patient populations, contact DaVita Health Solutions at email@example.com.
You may also reach out directly to our President, Hank Schlissberg, at Hank@DaVita.com.