9/11 New Medicare Card Forum

CMS will hold a September 11, 2019 Open Door Forum on the New Medicare Cards and MBIs (Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers), which become mandatory on January 1, 2020.  For details on the Forum see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/Downloads/09112019NewMedicareCardODFAgenda.pdf.  HIC numbers will no longer be valid after December 31, 2019.  If you do not have an MBI for any of your patients, or you have other questions, see the CMS MLN Matters booklet on New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI): Get It, Use It, at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/SE18006.pdf.

NW16 9/12 Quality Conference Early Registration

Late fees take effect on September 12 for the 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference, to be held September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA.  Among other issues of interest, the Conference will include a session, led by a patient who dialyzes at home, on the importance of patient engagement, dialysis without pain, and teaching how to operate a home dialysis machine.  Other topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.  Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+8.16.19.pdf.

CROWNWeb September Newsletter, Trainings

CROWNWeb has published their September 2019 Newsletter, featuring articles on data accuracy and ultrafiltration, in addition to the usual voluminous notes on deadlines and links to additional resources.  Find the Newsletter at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/08/september-2019-newsletter/.  The issue also announces their September 10, 2019 New User Training; register at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/08/september-2019-new-user-training-registration-now-open/.  The Newsletter doesn’t mention the September Town Hall Meeting.

NW16 9/19 Quality Conference

The September 19, 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held in Des Moines WA. Topics include Care Transitions, Staff Concerns, Best Practices, Patient Perspective, Transplant, and Patient Safety.

The session on Staff Concerns, for instance, will be led by a psychiatric mental health nurse experienced at speaking on burnout prevention, resilience, patient/family experience, and effective management.  She’ll be talking about empowering staff to seek joy and satisfaction, personal triggers and coping, and effective leader-staff relationships.

Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find full details at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+8.16.19.pdf.

NW16 9/19 2019 Quality Conference

The 2019 Comagine ESRD Network 16 Annual Quality Conference will be held September 19, 2019 in Des Moines WA.  Six continuing education credits will be available to all facility staff.  One of the presentations, on patient safety and infection prevention, will be led by a nurse from the CDC who specializes in antibiotic resistance.  In addition to best practices and tools, methods for assessing your own infection prevention practices for possible improvements will also be included.  Register for the conference at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbnc44f63d9624a&llr=hak kwkrab, and find more information at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/NW16+Quality+Agenda+-+FINAL+08142019.pdf.