New Support Program for Members with Kidney Disease

April 26, 2023

We’re offering a new support program to certain Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois members who have chronic kidney disease or end-stage kidney disease, or who are at risk for these diseases. We’re working with Somatus®, a leading value-based kidney care organization, to deliver this program at no extra cost to eligible Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM members.

How This Program Can Help 
This program provides eligible members with a personal support team of health professionals to help them manage their kidney disease and actively follow their providers’ treatment plans. The goal is to help improve members’ clinical outcomes and quality of life measures, and to slow or stop disease progression. 

The program offers members:

  • One-on-one care to help them manage their kidney disease and comorbidities, and to address social determinants of health
  • Personal health coaching based on their condition, treatment options and diet
  • Help with transitioning safely from hospital to home
  • Guidance in exploring transplant options, if appropriate
  • A 24/7 Care Line staffed by Somatus nurses at 855-851-8354, ext. 9

How You Can Help
To find out which patients in your practice are eligible for this program, email Somatus at
Please consider encouraging your eligible patients to participate. 

If you have questions, call Somatus at 855-851-8354, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CT. 


Somatus is an independent company that provides care management services for BCBSIL members with CKD and ESKD. Somatus is wholly responsible for its own products and services. BCBSIL makes no endorsement, representations or warranties regarding third party vendors and the products and services they offer.