Job Retention

AAKP and MEI have released their report on KidneyWorks: A Job Retention Program for People with CKD.  Recommendations for providers include:

  • Offer appointment times that accommodate patients’ work schedules
  • Talk with patients and families about the benefits of working and avoiding disability when possible
  • Remember that patients who can keep their jobs are more likely to retain employer group health plans that will bring in more revenue to a practice or clinic than Medicare or Medicaid
  • Consider the societal benefits of a healthier population with fewer hospitalizations, less anxiety and depression, and a more active lifestyle

You can download an Executive Summary or the full report from http://www.kidneyworks.org/kidneyworks-white-paper/ .

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