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Frequently Used Acronyms in the ESRD Program (05/22/2020)

Below 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.

Quality Measures Controversies in the Dialysis QIP & DFC 5 Star Rating (03/28/2020)

Sharing Highly Effective Practices in the Kidney Community

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Depression in Dialysis Patients

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The ESRD QIP: What every facility should know (2019)

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Forum-Hosted Educational Webinars

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Medicare Compare Educational Resources (DFC: Dialysis Facility Compare)

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Creating a Culture of Quality Conference Archive

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The Kidney Project - Shuvo Roy, PhD

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MAC Releases Updated Home Dialysis Toolkit

This toolkit for health providers and practitioners is a reference tool that gives information about overcoming barriers to starting or growing a home dialysis program.

NEW: Home Dialysis Toolkit [2023]

Updated to include:

  • New sections to address AAKH and CfC updates
  • Emergency management of home dialysis patients
  • Impact of ESCOs, ETC Model, Voluntary Models on home therapies
  • Enhanced modality education: transitional care and self care
  • Emerging Technology and the impact and benefits to home therapies
  • Addressing Disparities and Access to Care
  • Home therapy options in the LTC/nursing home setting
  • KPAC Section: Empowering patients and care partners to be successful at home

Read the press release here.

Latest Forum Matters Now Available

The latest Forum Matters Newsletter is now available on the website!

Review current and past issues of Forum Matters here.

MAC Updates Transitions of Care Toolkit

This Toolkit for health providers and practitioners is a reference tool that gives information about challenges in transitions of care and suggestions to help create solutions.

MAC Transitions of Care Toolkit (March 2022)

COVID-19 Vaccination Flyer for Dialysis Patients

Please share this flyer with your dialysis patients

Resources & Links for Kidney Patients

Learn about the New Transplant Toolkit for Patients

This 12-minute video provides an overview of the Toolkit

Is A Kidney Transplant Right for Me?