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Frequently Used Acronyms in the ESRD Program

This document was developed as part of the Forum's Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC) orientation handbook. Help us stay current....send updates/additions to the Forum Office at forumcoord@gmail.com

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The ESRD QIP: What every facility should know

[Live event 4/10/2019] The National Forum of ESRD Networks, in collaboration with the 18 ESRD Networks, invites you to join us for this educational opportunity. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the ESRD Quality Incentive Program and practical guidance on interpreting and sharing the QIP Performance Score Certificate with your kidney patients. Featured presenters are Andrew Howard, MD, FACP, Past-President, Forum of ESRD Networks, and Derek Forfang, Chair of the Forum's Kidney Patient Advisory Council.

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Quality Measures Controversies in the Dialysis QIP & DFC 5 Star Rating

The is a link to the recorded presentation which was part of the virtual NKF Spring Clinicals Meeting on March 28, 2020. Featured in this presentation are Forum President Elect Dr. Dave Henner and Forum Past President Dr. Andrew Howard.

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Sharing Highly Effective Practices in the Kidney Community

A Highly Effective Practice is a procedure or set of processes that has been shown by research and/or experience to produce optimal results and that is established or proposed as a practice suitable for widespread adoption. The intention of the Forum of ESRD Network's Sharing Highly Effective Practices Initiative is to provide an opportunity for key stakeholders in the kidney community members to share practices, programs, or activities that have proven successful at improving the care and/or quality of life for kidney patients. Consider the following categories to share best practices from your facility: Treatment Modality, Kidney Transplantation, Quality of Care, Quality of Life/Mental Health/Vocational Rehab, Patient Engagement, Leadership/Staff Development, or Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.

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