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ESRD NCC Patient Experience of Care LAN: Empowered Kidney Care

2019-09-11T15:13:54+00:00September 11th, 2019|

The ESRD NCC Patient Experience of Care LAN has posted their webinar, “Empowered Kidney Care.” The focus of the presentation was on a very innovative and patient centered approach to providing dialysis that has shown great improvements in patients’ clinical outcomes, satisfaction in care and ultimately better quality of life. We encourage all clinics to

Network Resource Highlight: Peer Support Interest Survey

2019-09-11T15:19:12+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Peer support can be helpful for patients as they adjust to their new “normal”, giving them hope that they are not alone and that they too can live well with dialysis as part of their life. Patient groups can be a great source of support. Have you ever wondered what type of peer support your

Very Important Patient: Peer To Peer Sharing Call Series

2019-09-11T19:28:48+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Save the Date for our final VIPP call in this year’s series. Please download and share with your patients. Recordings from the other calls in the series are now available on the Network website! Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25 Time: 1 - 2 pm CT Call in number: 888-537-7715 Access Code: 885 90 323# VIP: Patient

October Topic of the Month – My Plan: Prevention Saves Lives

2019-10-21T16:04:19+00:00September 10th, 2019|

October Patient Engagement Action:  Protect your health by getting vaccinated. This month’s “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement topic is “My Life: Prevention Saves Lives” to help patients learn more about vaccinations and other strategies to prevent infections. Use the “My Life: Prevention Saves Lives” Topic of the Month topic sheet and review the

September Topic of the Month – My Plan: Be Prepared

2019-09-10T19:45:12+00:00September 10th, 2019|

September Topic of the Month — “My Plan: Be Prepared” Patient Engagement Calendar monthly topic for September: “My Plan: Be Prepared” September Patient Engagement Action:  Plan ahead for emergencies. This month’s “Be Active in your Care” patient engagement topic is “My Plan: Be Prepared” focusing on helping patients be prepared for emergencies both in and

FMC Sikeston Hosts a Lobby Day for Home Dialysis

2019-09-10T19:52:32+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Sherry McCormick, NPR and the team at FMC-Sikeston hosted a lobby day to inform all their patients about home dialysis. Sherry and her team had a great event, making sure everyone knows “Dreams Really Can Come True” and for Sherry, “there’s no place like home.” Sherry even dressed up like Dorothy from the Wizard of

2020 Board Nominations – Deadline Extended

2019-09-11T14:34:02+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Network Board Nominations - Deadline Extended to Sept. 16 Would you like to be a part of the Network by volunteering on the Board of Directors or Medical Review Board of Qsource-ESRD Network 12? Nominations are now open for the following positions. Board of Directors (must have prior Network Board or Committee experience) social worker

ESRD Treatment Choices Model

2019-08-13T15:27:27+00:00August 13th, 2019|

HHS To Transform Care Delivery for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease CMS is proposing the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model to encourage greater use of home dialysis and kidney transplants for Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD, while reducing Medicare expenditures and preserving or enhancing the quality of care furnished to beneficiaries with ESRD.

ESRD PPS Proposed Rule

2019-08-13T15:18:51+00:00August 13th, 2019|

On July 29th the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the public display of the proposed rule for the CY 2020 ESRD PPS, available online at the Federal Register. The CY 2020 ESRD PPS proposed rule includes proposed requirements for the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) beginning with Payment Years (PYs)