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VillageHealth Disease Management Accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance
Score of 99.23 out of 100
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DENVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Village Health, a strategic business unit of DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has received Disease Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Renal Disease Management program. The program scored a 99.23 out of a possible 100.

Accredited status is granted to those organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of disease management programs and that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous standards.

"This accreditation validates our consistency in exceeding national standards and demonstrates the commitment all of our VillageHealth teammates have to high-quality patient care," said Dr. Stephen McMurray, vice president, clinical integrated care management for DaVita Kidney Care.

Earning NCQA Disease Management Accreditation is an indication that a disease management program is dedicated to giving patients and/or practitioners the support, education and other help necessary to facilitate good outcomes and good care. The standards are set high to encourage disease management organizations to continuously enhance the quality of services they deliver.

"NCQA's Disease Management Accreditation program is extremely thorough and rigorous. It's designed to highlight only those programs that truly improve chronic care," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane

NCQA accreditation standards are developed with input from researchers in the field; the Disease Management Advisory Council (DMAC) and standing committees; employers; both purchasers and operators of disease management programs; state and federal regulators; and other experts. NCQA Disease Management Accreditation standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk and create an environment of continuous improvement.

About VillageHealth
VillageHealth is the integrated kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of healthcare services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leader in integration and innovation, VillageHealth is revolutionizing kidney care and changing the life experiences of kidney care patients throughout the country. Since 1998, VillageHealth has helped improve the quality of life for over 40,000 patients while reducing overall cost of care. For more information visit www.villagehealth.com.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2014, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 795,000 managed care patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

Contact:
Kate Stabrawa
DaVita Kidney Care Communications
303-876-7527
Kate.stabrawa@davita.com

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VillageHealth Disease Management Accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance

Score of 99.23 out of 100

PR Newswire

DENVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Village Health, a strategic business unit of DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, has received Disease Management Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Renal Disease Management program. The program scored a 99.23 out of a possible 100. 

Accredited status is granted to those organizations that have excellent programs for the delivery and improvement of disease management programs and that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous standards. 

"This accreditation validates our consistency in exceeding national standards and demonstrates the commitment all of our VillageHealth teammates have to high-quality patient care," said Dr. Stephen McMurray, vice president, clinical integrated care management for DaVita Kidney Care.

Earning NCQA Disease Management Accreditation is an indication that a disease management program is dedicated to giving patients and/or practitioners the support, education and other help necessary to facilitate good outcomes and good care.  The standards are set high to encourage disease management organizations to continuously enhance the quality of services they deliver.

"NCQA's Disease Management Accreditation program is extremely thorough and rigorous. It's designed to highlight only those programs that truly improve chronic care," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane

NCQA accreditation standards are developed with input from researchers in the field; the Disease Management Advisory Council (DMAC) and standing committees; employers; both purchasers and operators of disease management programs; state and federal regulators; and other experts. NCQA Disease Management Accreditation standards are intended to help organizations achieve the highest level of performance possible, reduce patient risk and create an environment of continuous improvement.

About VillageHealth
VillageHealth is the integrated kidney care division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of healthcare services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad.  A leader in integration and innovation, VillageHealth is revolutionizing kidney care and changing the life experiences of kidney care patients throughout the country.  Since 1998, VillageHealth has helped improve the quality of life for over 40,000 patients while reducing overall cost of care.  For more information visit  www.villagehealth.com.

About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita and HealthCare Partners. DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2014, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,119 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 168,000 patients. The company also operated 84 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of March 31, 2014, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 795,000 managed care patients. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.

Contact:
Kate Stabrawa
DaVita Kidney Care Communications
303-876-7527
Kate.stabrawa@davita.com

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