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/ .