Summer Provider Newsletters

Network Provider Newsletters for Summer 2020 have been published.  They include articles on:

  • Network Support for COVID-19.
  • The ESRD QIP.
  • New QIP website interface.
  • Staff Burnout.
  • Patient Psychosocial Needs.
  • NCC “Web Hub” for Patients (Network 16 only).
  • Seeking Volunteers for Spanish-Speaking PAC (Network 18 only).
  • Data Currency in CROWNWeb.
  • Links to Network Patient Newsletters.
  • Patient Emergency Preparedness.
  • Interruptions in Service.
  • KCER Newsletter.
  • Staff Changes.
  • Link to Events Calendar (Network 18 only).
  • Network email Updates.

Find them at:

7/7+ CMS July COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

July’s COVID-19 CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

6/30+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for patients and providers.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
      • Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2-2:30 pm PDT, Quickinar for patients on Surviving and Coping with the Aftermath of COVID-19.
      • Wednesday, July 1, 2020, noon-1:15 pm PDT, Quickinar for providers on Dialyzing Patients in Skilled Nursing Homes During COVID-19.  Co-sponsored by CMS.  1 CEU available.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Call:

For recordings of past CMS events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

New COVID-19 Resources: Telehealth, Patient Safety

We’ve added several new COVID-19 resources to our collection, two for providers on Telehealth and a cartoon to explain what’s going on to patients who’ve been out of the loop about the Coronavirus:

6/23+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for patients and providers, 2-2:30 pm PDT.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
      • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Quickinar for patients on Kidney Patient Financial Help: Before, During, and After COVID-19.
      • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Quickinar for providers on COVID-19 Dialysis Unit Strategies.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

6/22 KDIGO/ISN Webinar on Diabetes Guidelines

KDIGO and the International Society of Nephrology will present a June 22, 2020 webinar on KDIGO Diabetes Guideline: Looking at the Latest Evidence and Beyond.  The webinar will include segments on Living with Diabetes and CKD, Management of Diabetes in CKD, and Management of CKD in Diabetes.  For more information and registration, see https://kdigo.org/register-today-for-the-kdigo-diabetes-guideline-webinar/.

6/16+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for patients and providers, 2-2:30 pm PDT.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
      • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Quickinar for patients on How Facilities are Keeping Patients Safe from COVID-19.
      • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Quickinar for providers on COVID-19 Infection Prevention Resources for Dialysis Staff.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

6/9+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19, but they now seem to be winding down.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour June 10, 2020 “Quickinar” for providers is on the ASN COVID-19 Response.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

  • While they haven’t announced that they’ve discontinued their series, topics for this week’s Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hour-long COVID Conversations haven’t been announced.  For recordings of past events, and additional CCCC resources, see https://coalitionccc.org/covid-conversations-education/.

HDC on Safe Social Work and COVID-19

Home Dialysis Central has published a blog post on Dialysis Social Work During a Pandemic: Caring for Patients Safely, thoroughly reviewing what are permitted and required by:

  • CMS Conditions for Coverage,
  • Social Work licenses and training,
  • Medicare reimbursement rules and waivers,
  • Patient and staff safety,
  • Home dialysis,
  • Effective communication,
  • PPE,
  • Telehealth,
  • Comparative advantage,

all in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Find the post at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/361-dialysis-social-work-during-a-pandemic-caring-for-patients-safely.

6/2+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19, but they’re now winding down.  This week:

  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls have been announced, but they don’t mention a dialysis-specific call this week.  The only calls they’ve announced are:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts0/4-21-cms-shareholder-engagement-calls/.

  • While they haven’t announced that they’ve discontinued their series, topics for this week’s Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hour-long COVID Conversations haven’t been announced.  For recordings of past events, and additional CCCC resources, see https://coalitionccc.org/covid-conversations-education/.
  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for providers and patients are about hurricanes this week, a problem which seldom bothers us here on the West Coast.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.

It sounds like these resources are winding down.