Eastern North Carolina

Leadership Team and Participants

Primary Contact

Maritza Izquierdo
Fresenius Health Partners
(512) 277-6565

Maria Radonova
Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Health Partners

Clinical Leadership Contact

Terry Ketchersid, MD
Integrated Care Group,
Fresenius Medical Care North America
(512) 277-6565

Maureen Bernacki
Integrated Care Group




Eastern Nephrology Associates, PLLC
Alexa K. DiSarno
Andrew F. Hill
Antony Provenzano
Brenda L. Poole
Brent J. Portz
Brian Donner
Candace C. Wishon
Cresencia Grimm
Derrick Robinson
Douglas Hamerski
Elizabeth Dehmer
Eric Kirk
Eric Pierson
George Thomas
Graham V. Byrum, Jr.
Gregory Cannon
Hardik Patel
Heather Jones
Jeffrey Maldonado Pena
Jared Criddle
John M. Herion
John Mihaltses
Jonathan B. Woods
Kathryn A. Wilt
Kelly T. Sterling
Kristel McLawhorn
Kyle M. Vaughn
M. Carney Taylor
Malinda Harrington
Manuel Montero
Maxwell Fisher
Milagros Cailing
Nathan Saucier
Nauman Shahid
Nawaf G. Atassi
Neeraja Rao
Patti H. Lee
Ram Sapasetty
Rebecca Wood
Rekha John
Richard D. Blair
Richard K. Grey
Robert A. Moore, III
Sandra Smith-Kirby
Scott A. Kendrick
Sharlyn K. Williams
Stephanie E. Malone
Stuart Jennings
Suzi Holton
Tiffany M. Lee
Tina Kennedy
Vernon Chiu
Walter Joseph Newman
William T. Kendrick

Kidney Care Choices Model Implementation Period Notice of Waiver

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General have provided certain waivers of federal fraud and abuse laws in connection with participation during the Implementation Period in the Comprehensive Kidney Care Contracting (“CKCC”) Option of the Kidney Carse Choices (“KCC”) Model (“KCC Implementation Period Waivers”). In accordance with such Waivers, the KCE provides notice that the Implementation Period KCE Activities arrangement described below is being provided under the protection of the KCC Implementation Period Waivers.

Implementation Period KCE Activities: The Board of Managers of Eastern North Carolina Kidney Care Entity, LLC (the “CE”) has duly authorized the following arrangement and has made a bona fide determination that this arrangement is reasonably related to the performance of KCE Activities during the Implementation Period because the arrangement is in preparation for and will promote the future accountability for the quality, cost, and overall care for KCE Beneficiaries. As of October 19, 2021, the KCE has engaged BIO-MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC., a KCE Preferred Provider, to provide certain services and items in preparation for the start of the Performance Year. Such services and items include care coordination and management services, education related to performance under a risked-based financial arrangement, and information technology to improve care processes and to prepare for the assumption of financial risk under the KCC Model.

The KCE will publicly disclose on this website additional arrangements that qualify for the KCC Implementation Period Waivers as they are authorized by its governing board, in compliance with public disclosure requirements.


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

Governing Body

Eastern Nephrology, Carney Taylor, MD
Fresenius Health Partners, Maritza Izquierdo
Independent Consumer Advocate, Larry Pierce