NU Online News Service, June 18, 2004, 3:23 p.m. EDT

Cairnstone Inc., Miami, has picked Wellington Healthcare Group, Greensburg, Pa., to help client employers improve care for health plan members with severe, chronic kidney problems.[@@]

Cairnstone is a managing general underwriter that manages employer stop-loss insurer programs and helps self-funded plans handle catastrophic claims.

Wellington’s renal care management program provides discounts on kidney dialysis, reviews and audits of kidney care efforts, and education and care coordination services.