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Rogosin - Improving Care For End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Establishes An ESCO Within The New CMS CEC Model

Rogosin selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in new Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care (CEC) Model

(New York, New York)

The Rogosin Institute (Rogosin), a NYC-based non-profit provider of comprehensive kidney care, including dialysis for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the new Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care (CEC) Model established by CMMI, CMS’s Center for Innovation.  Rogosin, a Member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System, is unique in being both non-profit and the only small dialysis organization (less than 200 dialysis units) participating in the new CEC Model. Rogosin’s End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organization (ESCO), called Rogosin Kidney Care Alliance, is one of thirteen ESCOs participating in the CEC Model.

“Everyone at Rogosin feels privileged to be participating in the testing and evaluation of the new CEC Model as an End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organization. We believe it will benefit and improve care management and patient outcomes,” said Barry Smith, MD, PhD, President & CEO of Rogosin.  “What we learn as an ESCO is certain to be of benefit in our better management of not only advanced renal disease, but complex chronic illness more generally,” he added.

An ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) is a group of dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other health care providers working together with Medicare to coordinate and improve the quality of care for patients. The goal is for enhanced care coordination and more patient-centered care, ultimately improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.  In a major paradigm shift, ESCO owners are clinically and fiscally responsible for all care offered to patients in the ESCO programs, and not just dialysis care or care specifically related to a patient’s kidney disease.

Rogosin Kidney Care Alliance (RKCA) is committed to a patient-centered approach and has an interdisciplinary care team and relationships with other service providers in place for the benefit of patients and their caregivers.  The RKCA ESCO serves a population of approximately 400 Medicare ESRD beneficiaries who receive dialysis services from two dialysis facilities of The Rogosin Institute: The Rogosin Kidney Center, located on the East Side of Manhattan and Rogosin Kidney Center Queens, located in Woodside, Queens.

Medicare patients receiving dialysis treatments in a Rogosin facility will receive a letter notifying them of their participation in the new model of care.  As a result, they will not experience any changes in their health insurance coverage or benefit options.  What they should experience is better care.

The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document.

About The Rogosin Institute

The Rogosin Institute is a world-renowned not-for-profit medical treatment and research center for kidney disease and its complications.  Rogosin also provides treatment programs for patients with high cholesterol and has innovative research programs in cancer and diabetes.  The Rogosin Institute is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College and is a sponsored member of the NewYork-Prebsyterian Healthcare System.  For more information about The Rogosin Institute, visit

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