Sent to all dialysis facility leadership and disaster contacts in NY State with valid email addresses in CROWNWeb, and all Emergency partners and stakeholders in the Network Service Area.
UPDATED GUIDANCE:
CDC Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for
Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities


Important Webinars:
American Society of Nephrologists (ASN) will present:

Webinar Review of
Updated CMS/CDC COVID-19 Clinical Guidance

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


ASN will present a free March 11, 2020 webinar on COVID-19 Information for Providers of Dialysis Services, focusing on new CDC COVID-19 guidance for dialysis facilities, and including a presentation on managing COVID-19 patients who require dialysis. 

The webinar will explore possible implications for patients and staff, while addressing the unique challenges of facility preparation, infection prevention, and providing dialysis in the age of COVID-19. 

NYSDOH/NYCDOHMH Present:

Weekly Healthcare Provider Call and Q&A Session
 
Join the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for a call about COVID-19.
 
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM EDT
 

For audio, please call 844-512-2950



Mandatory Reporting of COVID-19 Impact on Dialysis Facilities
(Persons in under investigation (PUI) and Confirmed Cases)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are requiring through the Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) that the ERSD Networks track and report daily any COVID-19 impact in dialysis facilities.

At this time, you DO NOT need to report if you have had NO IMPACT.

If you have any patients or staff that are being tested (PUI) or that are unable to access the dialysis facility due to voluntary 14 day isolation, or confirmed COVID-19. Please submit this brief online reporting form:
https://redcap.ipro.org/surveys/?s=XAJLFDJPT8

New York State
Health Commerce System
(NYSHCS)
New York State dialysis providers should be receiving updates from the DOH via the  Health Commerce System . If your facility does not already have an active HC account (for NYPORTS) please see this website for instructions on creating an account: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/information_system/providers/hpn_account_instructions.htm