Fresenius Seamless
Care of Houston

an ESRD Seamless Care Organization

Fresenius Seamless Care of Houston, LLC

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

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 Texas, Inc.

FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOUSTON HOME, LLC

NATIONAL NEPHROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF TEXAS, L.P.

Greater Houston Kidney Specialists

  • Aziza Sarker
  • Justin Merszei
  • Malak Rahi
  • Mario Assouad

Houston Kidney Care Centers

  • Anila Sankar
  • Sudheer Sankar

Renal Specialists Of Houston PA

  • Aashish Pandya
  • Bilal Moukaddem
  • Billy Gilbert
  • Camilo Barcenas
  • Eric Faust
  • Henry Muniz
  • Jennifer Finch
  • Jesse Uyeda
  • June Yao
  • Katherine Timmins
  • Mohammed Ahmed
  • Robert Leggington
  • Salman Khan
  • Sarah Shearer
  • Sibtain Ali
  • Vijay Koka
  • Whitson Etheridge

Southwest Nephrology Assoc LLP

  • Amer Khan
  • Caleb Chen
  • Charles S. Henry
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Marializa Bernardo
  • Russell Brink

Company

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

Joint Ventures

Fresenius Medical Care Houston Home, LLC

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

Governing Body

Renal Specialists of Houston, Sarah Shearer, MD
Southwest Nephrology Associates , Marializa Bernardo, MD
Fresenius Kidney Care, Ludwig Teugels
Fresenius Health Partners, Terry Ketchersid, MD
Independent Consumer Advocate, Steven Fleming

Quality Performance

Performance Year 2017 will be reported in winter 2018.

Financial Performance

Performance Year 2017 will be reported in winter 2018.