We’ve added a brochure to the Network 16 website called Improving Patient-Centered Care: About the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (ICH-CAHPS). Find the English version at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/qia2016/ICH-CAHPS-survey-N16-v3.pdf and the Spanish version at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/qia2016/ICH-CAHPS-survey-n16-SPANISH-v2.pdf . We’re again using ICH-CAHPS as a major part of our 2017 Patient-Engagement Quality Improvement effort; for more information see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/qia/2017/ICH_CAHPS_QIA_Kickoff_021617.pdf .
For Network-18 versions of the brochure, call Eileen Boyte, MSW, Patient Services Director, at 888-268-1539.
CMS has again extended the CROWNWeb deadline, to February 10, 2017, for submitting November 2016 clinical data, including the pain assessment, depression screening, and ICH CAHPS Survey attestation for the ESRD QIP, all originally due by January 31, 2017. See http://mycrownweb.org/2017/02/november-2016-clinical-closure-extension-to-february-10-2017/ .
CMS has announced that the January 31, 2017 deadline for entering November 2016 clinical data has been extended to February 7, 2017. The extension includes
- November 2016 clinical data
- Pain assessment
- Depression screening
- ICH CAHPS Survey attestation for the ESRD QIP
All originally due by January 31, 2017.
CROWNWeb has published its November Newsletter. It includes articles on 2728 cleanup progress, the CW Data Management Guidelines, December’s CW 5.1 update to tidy up ICH-CAHPS attestations, switching between CW and QIP in qualitynet.org, and the usual selection of useful links. Find it at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ .
CMS has published changes to DFC, detailed at https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2016-Fact-sheets-items/2016-10-28.html . ICH-CAHPS, Standardized BSI Ratio (SIR), and Pediatric PD Kt/V have been added to DFC, but not to the Star Ratings. Changes have been made to the way the Star Ratings are calculated, and adjustments have been made to the way the Vascular Access, Kt/V, Standardized Readmission Ratio (SRR), and Hypercalcemia components of the Star Ratings are measured. All of these changes are included in the DFC update made October 28, 2016.
The National Forum of ESRD Networks is presenting a series of three webinars in their Forum Quality Conference Series on the theme The Experience of Care: Patients and Providers as Partners. The webinars will discuss:
- September 14, 2016: The Patient Perspective
- October 19, 2016: The Provider Perspective
- November 9, 2016: Patient and Provider Engagement
Don’t worry if you missed the first one; better late than never. For details see http://esrdnetworks.org/quality-conference-2016-2017 .