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Call For Nominations! 2017 Heartland Kidney Network Election

Call For Nominations! 2017 Heartland Kidney Network Election

2017 Election: Description of Duties for Elected Committees

 

Board of Directors

Nominations Accepted for: Transplant Nephrologist

2017 Board of Directors Nomination Form

Deadline for BOD nominations is November 24, 2017.

 

Heartland Kidney Network Board of Directors is responsible to CMS for the management of ESRD Network 12. The Board is comprised of volunteer members of the nephrology community within the states of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Board Responsibilities:

  • Reviews budget items and financial matters for the Network
  • Ensures the Network 12 contract with CMS is maintained
  • Approves of activities proposed by the Medical Review Board (MRB) and Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)

Requirements: Candidates for elected positions on the Board of Directors must:

  • Have the appropriate credentials in the discipline they are representing
  • Be experienced in dialysis and/or renal transplantation
  • Have prior Network experience on the Medical Review Board or an appointed Network committee (may include the Network Council)
  • Have email and Web access

Board of Director Meeting Responsibilities:

  • One in-person meeting per year (travel and overnight lodging are reimbursed)
  • 2 - 3 webinar meetings throughout the year. The webinar meetings are usually 90 minutes long.

Term of Office:

  • Begins January 1, 2018
  • Ends December 31, 2020

 

Medical Review Board

Nominations Accepted for: Pediatric Nephrologist, Nephrologist (Kansas only), Administrator, Nurse, Dialysis Technician.

2017 Medical Review Board Nomination Form

Deadline for MRB nominations is November 24, 2017.

 

Description: The Medical Review Board serves as the primary advisory panel for all Network quality improvement activities, including

  • The development of quality improvement projects
  • Grievance resolution
  • Advising on clinical questions/issues as needed

Requirements: Candidates for elected positions on the Medical Review Board must:

  • Have the appropriate credentials in the discipline they are representing
  • Be experienced in dialysis and/or renal transplantation
  • Be affiliated with a Medicare approved dialysis facility or transplant center which is a member of ESRD Network 12
  • Have email and Web access

MRB Meeting Responsibilities:

  • One in-person meeting per year (travel and overnight lodging are reimbursed)
  • 2 - 3 webinar meetings throughout the year. The webinar meetings are usually 90 minutes long.

Term of Office:

  • Begins January 1, 2018
  • Ends December 31, 2020

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