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ESRD NCC QIA LAN July 2019

2019-07-08T18:57:18+00:00July 8th, 2019|

ESRD NCC QIA LAN Call Series The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center Quality Improvement Activity Learning and Action Networks (ESRD NCC QIA LANs) hosts a series of calls based on topics of the CMS Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs). These include: Blood Stream Infection (BSI), Home Modality, Transplant, and Depression. ALL ESRD are invited

Patient Experience of Care | July 2019

2019-07-11T15:29:12+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Patient Experience of Care Monthly Resource Highlights Based upon patient and facility staff feedback, the Network developed these resources to provide guidance to facility staff to get started and continue to work with your NPR to successfully improve the patient experience of care at your facility. Getting Started Working with your NPR Keeping your NPR

Patient Engagement in Action

2019-07-08T18:49:55+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Patient Engagement in ACTION! Bob Fogarty, Facility Administrator and his team at Lees Summit Dialysis worked with their Network Patient Representative, Jeremy LaFollette to plan and host a lobby day to share information on vocational rehabilitation services. What a wonderful way to engage patients and get the word out! Keep up the great work! Interested

VIP: Peer to Peer Sharing Calls

2019-07-08T17:57:58+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Very Important Patient: Peer To Peer Sharing Calls- Recordings available. Patients tell us that talking with peers is helpful as they navigate their journey with kidney disease. During our Very Important Patient: Peer to Peer Sharing Calls we had several patients sharing their experiences with Transplant; Vocational Rehabilitation and Home Dialysis. Please share the recording

Patient Engagement Resource Highlights July 2019

2019-07-08T17:49:22+00:00July 8th, 2019|

July | Topic of the Month: “My Treatment: Fluid Matters” Patient Engagement Calendar monthly topic for July: My Treatment: Fluid Matters July Patient Engagement Action: Know your limits and get ideas on how to manage your fluid gains. This month, “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement calendar topic is “My Treatment: Fluid Matters” focusing

Patient Advisory Council Recruitment 2019

2019-07-08T17:40:46+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Do you know of a patient or family member that would be interested in helping to guide the Network to improve the patient experience in region? As part of the Network’s governing body, the Patient Advisory Council provides the patient perspective in our patient education and QIA planning, implementation and evaluation. We are especially in

ESRD NCC QIA LAN Call Series

2019-06-07T14:16:43+00:00June 6th, 2019|

ESRD NCC QIA LAN Call Series The ESRD NCC hosts a series of calls based on topics of the CMS Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs). These include: Blood Stream Infection (BSI), Home Modality, Transplant, and Depression. ALL ESRD are invited to these meetings because improving the lives of dialysis patients in these areas is a global

ESRD NCC Patient Grant Library

2019-06-06T17:52:55+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Did You Know? The ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) has a Patient Grant Library. Patients who are looking to provide education or advocacy to other kidney patients can apply for grants and the Grant Library can help find funding resources. Help support your patient’s ideas for supporting others. Refer them to the ESRD NCC Patient Grant

CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Part D Final Rule

2019-06-06T17:48:16+00:00June 6th, 2019|

CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Part D Final Rule On May 16, CMS released the 2020 final rule for Medicare Part D, codifying existing policy with regard to protected classes of drugs including immunosuppressives, thereby not implementing proposed changes with potential harm for transplant patients. In its proposed rule the Agency discussed allowing broader use of

Newest PAC Council Leadership

2019-06-06T17:40:37+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Newest Patient Advisory Council Leadership Qsource ESRD Network 12 would like to announce and introduce you to our new Patient Advisory Council (PAC) leadership. Mark Johnson was elected as the PAC Chair and Mike Bronson as the PAC Vice Chair. Mark has been on the Network 12 PAC since 2016 and is a Network Patient