Have you posted your 2016 ESRD QIP PSC?
Performance Score Card (PSC) and
Understanding the Payment Year 2016

 It is important to understand how the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) impacts your facility and your patients. Here are a few resources to help you and your patients learn more about the ESRD QIP:
Emergency/Disaster Reporting Requirements
Reporting Facility Closing/Change in Schedule
Regional, local and facility level events that impact the operation of dialysis facilities or patient access to treatment during normal operating hours must be reported to both the Network and the State Department of Health within 24 hours of the event.  
  
The Network is required by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  
  
Reporting Facility Closing/Change in Schedule
REMINDER to Dialysis Providers: You MUST report all interruptions in service to the Network and to the New York State Department of Health
To Report Facility Status to the Network: Reporting Form (via fax or e-mail) or online
To Report Facility Status to the New York State DOH: Enter the information in NYPORTS
  
For more information on emergency preparedness and reporting please visit our website
Catheter Reduction Toolkit Available
Resources to help reduce catheter rates
 
The Forum of ESRD Networks' Catheter Reduction Toolkit was developed to offer healthcare providers tools to reduce catheter use, and create solutions to AV fistula and graft barriers to placement. Files in the toolkit include:
WebiNANT
Technician Continuing Education
 
NANT, the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists offers webinars to members and non-members. Participants can earn 1.2 contact hours for EACH webinar.
 
You can register for:
One webinar $15 for NANT members / $20 for non-members,
4 webinars $50 for NANT members / $75 for non-members or
8 webinars $80 for NANT members / $130 for non-members (this level includes one-year membership in NANT at no additional charge).
  
Webinars available for purchase:
"Ultrapure Water - Clinical and Biomedical" by John Sweeny
"Home Hemodialysis" " Clinical" by Dori Schatell and " Biomedical" by Jim Curtis
"Alarms - Clinical and Biomedical" by John Sweeny
"Fluids -  Clinical" by Susan Hansen and " Biomedical" by John Sweeny
"Renal Anatomy and Physiology" by Susan Hansen
"Food to Floor Drain" by John Sweeny
"Fluid Management" by Susan Hansen
"When Mother Nature Throws You a Curve" by Richard Benner
  
Data Updates
New Resources for the New Year!
The CROWNWeb Data Management Guidelines contain CMS-recommended processes for overseeing CROWNWeb data submissions and reporting. The Guidelines go into effect January 2016.
CROWNWeb Data Management Guidelines: Interactive Booklet or PDF.
Upcoming Events
For Current ESRD events, please see our website: http://esrdny.ipro.org/esrd-events/
Sunday, January 10, 2016  10:30am - 1:00pm 
Seminar for patients and family members: Home Dialysis Options  flyer
Mount Sinai Hospital Kidney Center Home Dialysis Program
CSM Building Hess seminar Room A
1470 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
To register contact Odessa Gaspar at (212) 241-1611/ (347) 861-5351 or
Daniel Opare (212) 241-4967
  
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
ESRD QIP: Payment Year 2019 Final Rule  website
Registration Required: Conference Call (Staff/Patients)
  
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
IPRO ESRD Network of New York Annual Meeting (Registration opens 2/1/2016)
Garden City Hotel, 45 7th St, Garden City, NY 11530
  
Wednesday, April 27- May 1, 2016
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings website
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.
  
The IPRO ESRD Network of New York is one of 18 ESRD Network Organizations under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and is dedicated to assisting dialysis and renal transplantation centers in establishing and maintaining high standards of care for ESRD patients.