ASN will present a March 26, 2020 webinar on COVID-19: CDC Recommendations and Policy Updates for Current Challenges in the Dialysis Setting. Topics will include personal protective equipment, discontinuation of isolation, variation in interpretation by states and potential lack of uniform application of CDC recommendations, patient transportation challenges, telemedicine waivers, and QIP waivers. Find more information and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6032221362410158859.
You can find a recording of ASN’s March 11, 2020 webinar on COVID-19 Information for Providers of Dialysis Services at https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/resources/Webcast_2020_03_11_COVID-19.mp4.
CMS has released a new 6-page ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit. Contents include:
- 1135 Waiver Information
- CMS Telemedicine General Policy Guidance
- Telehealth Implementation Guide
- State Statute Guidance
- Basics on Setting up Telehealth
- Telehealth Technical Assistance
- Selecting a Vendor
- Patient and Community Resource
Find the new Toolkit at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/esrd-provider-telehealth-telemedicine-toolkit.pdf.
The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers will present a March 19, 2020 webinar on Telehealth and COVID-19. For details and registration see https://www.telehealthresourcecenter.org/event/nctrc-webinar-telehealth-and-covid-19/.
CMS has announced expansion of payment for Medicare and Medicaid Telehealth services to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information see: