Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer For Individuals & Families For Medicare For Brokers For Employers Español For Providers: For Providers Credentialing Overview Medical Credentialing Dental Credentialing Behavioral Credentialing Coverage and Claims Overview Claims Prior Authorizations Coverage Policies Appeals and Disputes Payments Pharmacy Overview Formulary Drug Lists Medicare Part D Pharmacy Management Provider Resources Overview The Body and Mind Connection Cultural Competency and Health Equity Programs for Patients Medicare Providers Cigna Network News for Providers Log in to CignaforHCP
Home Providers Health Care Provider ResourcesEstimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Reporting

Article | March 2007

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Reporting

Help slow the progress of your patient's chronic kidney disease

Adverse outcomes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can often be prevented or delayed through early detection and treatment.

Who It's For

The eGFR is a value based on a patient's serum creatinine, age, gender, and race. This calculation only applies to patients 18 years and older and provides results for both African and non-African Americans.

Cigna advises physicians to automatically include the eGFR on lab reports for its participants when a serum creatinine has been requested and the age and gender is provided. Since a separate lab test is not required, including the eGFR won't increase the cost of the lab test.

National Kidney Foundation Guidelines

Among patients with chronic kidney disease, the stage of disease should be assigned based on the level of kidney function, irrespective of diagnosis, as described by the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF KDOQI) CKD Classification. View NKF KDOQI guidelines for more recommendations and resources on how to improve care of patients with CKD.

National Kidney Foundation CKD Classification

Error loading table data.

Loading data...

Patients with CKD should be referred to a specialist for consultation and co-management if:

  • The clinical action plan cannot be prepared
  • The prescribed evaluation of the patient cannot be carried out, or
  • The recommended treatment cannot be carried out

In general, patients with GFR; 30 mL/min/1.73m2 should be referred to a nephrologist. However, patients with eGFR results between 30 and 60 mL/min/1.73m2 should be evaluated for the presence of urine microalbumin and other risk factors associated with CKD such as hypertension and diabetes.


More Programs for Patients

Genetic Testing and Counseling Program Pharmacy Outreach Program Interpreter and Translation Services Explore all Programs for Patients

Other Featured Topics

Programs for Patients All Health Care Provider Resources

Page Footer

I want to...

Get an ID card File a claim View my claims and EOBs Check coverage under my plan See prescription drug list Find an in-network doctor, dentist, or facility Find a form Find 1095-B tax form information View the Cigna Glossary Contact Cigna

Audiences

Individuals and Families Medicare Employers Brokers Providers

Secure Member Sites

myCigna member portal Health Care Provider portal Cigna for Employers Client Resource Portal Cigna for Brokers

Cigna Company Information

About Cigna Company Profile Careers Newsroom Investors Suppliers Third Party Administrators International Evernorth

 Cigna. All rights reserved.

Privacy Legal Product Disclosures Cigna Company Names Customer Rights Accessibility Report Fraud Sitemap

Disclaimer

Individual and family medical and dental insurance plans are insured by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (CHLIC), Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Illinois, Inc., and Cigna HealthCare of North Carolina, Inc. Group health insurance and health benefit plans are insured or administered by CHLIC, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (CGLIC), or their affiliates (see a listing of the legal entities that insure or administer group HMO, dental HMO, and other products or services in your state). Accidental Injury, Critical Illness, and Hospital Care plans or insurance policies are distributed exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, are administered by Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, and are insured by either (i) Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (Bloomfield, CT); (ii) Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”) (Philadelphia, PA); or (iii) New York Life Group Insurance Company of NY (“NYLGICNY”) (New York, NY), formerly known as Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. LINA and NYLGICNY are not affiliates of Cigna.

All insurance policies and group benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. For availability, costs and complete details of coverage, contact a licensed agent or Cigna sales representative. This website is not intended for residents of New Mexico.

Selecting these links will take you away from Cigna.com to another website, which may be a non-Cigna website. Cigna may not control the content or links of non-Cigna websites. Details