How to Open the Modalities Discussion with Patients
You already know the conversation needs to happen every year, but it seems there is never enough time to get in depth. Try offering this National Kidney Foundation (NKF) brochure to your patient a week beforehand so it gives them a chance to read up on the modalities before you sit down with them.
 
CDC Core Intervention #5: Patient Engagement
Infection prevention is a huge challenge. On top of that, you are always looking for new ways to get your patients involved. Try this video from the ESRD NCC for both your staff and your patients.
 
 
  It shares the patient voice in avoiding infections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1y3mVSYdoo
2019 Important Dates:
2019 Network Project Kickoff
 
 
Project notifications will be going out after December 26 th  and will list the steps to get
started. Please do not forward your facility’s notification to a different facility.
 
 
Worried you will not receive the project notification?
 
 
Make sure your facility contact information is up-to-date with the Network using this link :
 
Network 16 and Network 18
 

  • The “2019 Project Attestation and Root Cause Analysis” was due January 7th for all project participants. Please use the link in your project notification.

  • Project kickoff calls with full instructions will be available online; please use the link in your project notification.

  • The national LAN calls will be starting again in January! Project participants who are required to attend will receive an email invitation. The January schedule is:
· BSI LAN call January 8
·   Home LAN call January 15
· Transplant LAN call January 22
“Performance Score Certificates Available Now” Payment Year (PY) 201 9 ESRD QIP Final Performance Score Reports (PSR) and Performance Score Certificates (PSC) were released in December, which show  your facility’s performance during 2017.
 
 Remember you are required to post both the English and Spanish versions in a prominent patient area within fifteen (15) business days. Both versions must be signed by the Facility Medical Director . If you have any questions, please contact the ESRD QIP Team at ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.
Need to edit a Submitted 2728 or 2746 Form?  
Contact the QualityNet Help Desk for assistance:  (866) 288-8912 qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org
Do NOT email PHI/PII to the Help Desk.
 
Appointment with Data Team
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