Fresenius Seamless
Care of Columbia

an ESRD Seamless Care Organization

Fresenius Seamless Care of Columbia, LLC

Certain dialysis facilities in Columbia, South Carolina have chosen to participate in Fresenius Seamless Care of Columbia, an ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) in the Medicare Comprehensive ESRD Care model. See below for a listing of ESCO dialysis facilities in Columbia, South Carolina.

We’re Working to Improve Your Care

The goal of an ESCO is for dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other health care providers to communicate and work together closely, so they can deliver high-quality care that meets the patient’s individual needs and preferences. ESCOs may be rewarded for providing their patients with higher quality, more coordinated care.

You Can Still Choose Any
Dialysis Facility, Doctor or Hospital

An ESCO Patient's Medicare benefits do not change. An ESCO is not a Medicare Advantage plan, a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan, or an insurance plan of any kind.

ESCO Patients still have the right to use any dialysis facility, provider or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. A doctor may continue to recommend that an ESCO Patient see particular doctors or providers for their specific health needs, but it is always the patient's choice about which provider they use or dialysis facility or hospital they visit.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions or concerns, you can:

  • Call us at 1-844-209-9093, or bring it up next time you are in your provider’s office.
  • You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) and tell the representative you are calling about ESCOs.
  • TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

ESCO Leadership Team and Participants

Primary Contact

Eric Maaske

Fresenius Health Partners
eric.maaske@fmc-na.com
1-512-861-6409

Clinical Leadership Contact

Terry Ketchersid, MD

Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Medical Care North America

terry.ketchersid@fmc-na.com
1-512-861-6409

Dan Geary

Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Health Partners

Health Services

Scott Dickison

Integrated Care Group
Finance

Maria Radonova

Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Health Partners

Actuary

Participants

BIO-MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.

NRA-ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC

NRA-HOLLY HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC

Coastal Kidney Center PA

  • John Elms
  • Mary Tantoco
  • Sivanthan Balachandran

Columbia Nephrology Associates PA

  • Anuj Regmi,MD
  • Asha Bailey
  • Ashley Chapman, MSN, APRN, ACNP, BC
  • Brent Shealy
  • David Shure
  • Gregory Smith
  • Heather Green, MSN, RN, APRN, BC
  • Helga Vamenta-Morris, MD
  • Howard Lifland
  • Joseph Brannigan
  • Lindsey Culbertson, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
  • Manish Kadian
  • Marcono Hines
  • Margaret Stelzer, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
  • Matthew Floyd,MD
  • Meera Suthar, MSN, RN, APRN
  • Michael Cook
  • Mohammed Alzubaidi
  • Niall McLaughlin
  • Nzisa Mutinga
  • Pauline Kubilisz, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC
  • Prakash Prabhu
  • Rajeev Shenoy
  • Renee Ellis
  • Sarah Ford-Sightler
  • Thomas Powell
  • Thomas Wheeler

Fresenius Medical Care Cna Kidney Centers, LLC

Pee Dee Nephrology LLP

  • Farhan Maqsood
  • Inderpal Singh
  • John Pittard
  • Karthik Karanam
  • Pongstorn Pitiranggan
  • Samuel Okoh
  • Venugopal Govindappa

SOUTH CAROLINA NEPHROLOGY & HYPERTENSION CENTER, INC.

  • MOUSTAFA MOUSTAFA
  • MOHAMED SHETA

Company

Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
Fresenius Seamless Care
PO Box 162970
Austin, TX 78716-2970

Joint Ventures

Fresenius Medical Care Lake County, LLC
Fresenisu Medical Care CNA Kidney Centers, LLC
Fresenius Medical Care Lemont, LLC

For more information about joint ventures,
call 844-209-9093.

Governing Body

Columbia Nephrology Associates, Brent Shealy, MD
Pee Dee Nephrology, Karthik Karanam, MD
Fresenius Kidney Care, Mike Nelms
Fresenius Health Partners, Terry Ketchersid, MD
Independent Consumer Advocate, Thomas Cassesse