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CMS Care Compare Empowers Patients when Making Important Health Care Decisions

2020-09-16T14:42:38+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on Medicare.gov. Care Compare provides a single user-friendly interface that patients and caregivers can use to make informed decisions about healthcare based on cost, quality of

Introducing the COVID-19 Mental Health Toolkit from the ESRD NCC

2020-09-16T14:40:07+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Feelings of stress or anxiety are common responses to the ongoing pandemic and can affect anyone. In response, this important resource was created. It is now available on the End-Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) site for immediate use and distribution. It was developed with input and feedback from ESRD Networks and Kidney

CKD Resources for Nephrologists

2020-09-16T14:45:17+00:00September 16th, 2020|

Telligen, the QIN-QIO partner for ESRD Network 12 is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Iowa to bring a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Learning Series to both CKD Providers and Patients in your area. For more information check out the press release. The groups have teamed up to provide three activities for the CKD

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets

2020-08-26T18:47:00+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Short Hills, NJ is voluntarily recalling one lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg, 1000 count bottles and one lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, 100 count bottles within expiry to the consumer level due to the detection of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels above the Acceptable Daily Intake

PFE August Update

2020-08-26T16:04:22+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) Per CMS Guidance, due to COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis all patient engagement and advocacy activities such as peer mentoring, attending support groups and participating in QAPI and Plan of Care meetings, should be done so virtually, over the telephone, online or thru another distant, non-person to person format to limit patient

LTC August Update

2020-08-26T15:57:51+00:00August 26th, 2020|

ESRD Network Long-term Catheter (LTC) Removal Tracker Click here to download the ESRD Network’s one-page tool to assist your vascular access manager in tracking patient-progress along the dialysis access journey. Solutions for Vascular Access Cannulation Qsource ESRD Network 12 presents a recorded webinar featuring Dr. Steven Bander as he educates ESRD providers on solutions for

VR August Update

2020-08-26T15:54:07+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Helping Your Patients Get Back to Work Newsletter - This newsletter was developed for dialysis providers to help their patients return to work. Inside there are a variety of videos, handouts, and patient stories that discuss the Voc Rehab program & working on dialysis. Promoting Modality Options – Resources for Kidney Transplant & Home Dialysis

BSI August Update

2020-08-26T15:51:21+00:00August 26th, 2020|

Resources from ESRD NCC Patient Group  By following the links below, you will find patient resources developed by patient participants within the ESRD NCC’s Bloodstream Infections Affinity Group. Please print and share these resources as an adjunct to your BSI education. Tips for Staying Healthy Outside of the Dialysis Clinic – The information in this

PFE July Update

2020-08-25T16:34:52+00:00August 25th, 2020|

Patient and Family Engagement is still very important for all dialysis facilities. Per CMS Guidance, due to COVID19 Pandemic Crisis all patient engagement and advocacy activities such as peer mentoring, attending support groups and participating in QAPI and Plan of Care meetings, should be done so virtually, over the telephone, online or thru another distant,

PFE June Update

2020-08-25T16:28:36+00:00August 25th, 2020|

CMS is providing guidance for all patient engagement and advocacy activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. All patient engagement and advocacy activities such as peer mentoring, attending support groups and participating in QAPI and Plan of Care meetings, should be done so virtually, over the telephone, online or thru another distant, non-person to person format to