The NAACP ACE Dialysis Health Imperative for Access, Choice, and Equity will sponsor a panel presentation about how to access home dialysis treatment options, on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles. Patients, family, caregivers, clinicians, community members, and health advocates are invited to attend. For details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/NAACP.ACE.Forum117.pdf .
Changes for CY2017 include adjustments to the Outlier Policy, Home/Self-Dialysis Training Add-On Payment, and Acute Kidney Injury provisions.
PY2019 will see two NHSN measures – DE reporting and BSI clinical – combined into a new Patient Safety Domain, and substantive changes to the Hypercalcemia clinical measure.
For PY2020, the Standardized Hospitalization Rate clinical measure and Ultrafiltration Rate reporting measure will be added, and the Mineral Metabolism reporting measure will be replaced by a reporting measure for Serum Phosphorus.
This year’s Mid-Columbia Nephrology Seminar in Richland WA will be held October 16, 2016. Discounts to the registration fee are available until October 1, 2016. Topics include dialysis access, organ stunning, empathy, new technologies, and home dialysis. Nine hours of CEUs will be available for RNs and PCTs. For detail see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/MidCol16.pdf.