Meeting Archive:
Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease & Self-funded Plans

Meeting Description:

The number of patients in the U.S. diagnosed with ESRD is increasing by 5% each year and nearly 2 million patients worldwide are affected by end stage renal disease. This is why our second webinar in the HMA Inspire Series will discuss Dialysis and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

This HMA Inspire webinar will be led by HMA's Lindsay Harris on Tuesday, June 18th @ 11 AM PST. 

What You’ll Learn

  1. The market drivers that make dialysis more costly than other types of chronic care.
  2. What dialysis looks like in a self-funded health plan as it is one of the most expensive services and can have a big impact on stop loss rates.
  3. Information and guidance on alternative benefit designs for dialysis such as reference based pricing, carve-outs and negotiation strategies.
  4. How employers can control health care spending and improve health using a population health management approach for those with Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease.

There will be 40-45 minutes of content and time to answer your questions. 

HMA Inspire is part of the HMA Connect series of curated content and events. View for the complete schedule.

Date: Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Karen Howe
 Presenter Information
Lindsay Harris
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Lindsay is responsible for HMA’s growth strategy, and leads sales, marketing, client success, and product management for HMA as the Chief Client Officer. She has been an integral leader at the company for over 10 years. Her leadership in strategy, innovative products and client service has been instrumental in HMA’s topline revenue growth of over 25% since 2015. Lindsay also owns creation and implementation of HMA’s product roadmap. 

Lindsay serves on the Community Board of the Pacific Medical Center in Seattle, WA, and serves on the organizing committee for the Self Insured Institute of America’s (SIIA’s) Future Leaders Initiative.


Melissa Foreman
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Melissa has 16 years of nursing experience in critical care, disease management, and working with renal/dialysis patients, as well as kidney transplant patients. As a registered nurse, she has worked inpatient, outpatient, and is now a Care Manager Lead at HMA. Melissa empowers members to seek out preventative measures and to make their benefits work for their overall health promotion.