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2008 CMS/ESRD Networks Annual Meeting Agenda

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AGENDA

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - DAY ONE
8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.: Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Announcements
Samantha Richardson, CMS
9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: General Session #1: Opening Session
Darlene Rodgers, 2008 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Susan Caponi, 2008 Annual Meeting Program Co-chair, 2009 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Kelly Mayo, 2009 Annual Meeting Program Co-chair
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m - 12:00 p.m.: General Session #2: Keynote Speaker
Beatrice Berry, PhD*
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch Session: NCC Update
Susan Caponi, NW2 Executive Director
Michele Spillane, NCC Project Manager
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: General Session #3: Conditions of Participation - Transplant
Marcia newton and Karen Tritz, CMS Representatives
2:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: General Session #4: CROWNWeb Overview/Update
Kelly Mayo, NW7; and Debbie Cooley, CSC
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Break
4:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m.: General Session # 5: Recognitions and Awards
Terris King, CMS
5:00 p.m: Closing Comments
Michele Spillane, NCC Project Manager
Adjourn
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - DAY TWO
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 a.m.: Registration
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: General Session #6: CMS Keynote Speaker
Barry Straube, MD, CMS
Terris King, CMS
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.: General Session #7: Proposed Conditions for Coverage-General Overview, Patient Assessment and Quality Assessment Performance Improvement
Lynn Riley, CMS
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: General Session #8: General Session - Complaints / Grieveances, Sanctions and Alternate Sanctions
Facilitator: Demetra Denmon, CMS
Panel: Glenda Payne, Mary King and Renee Dupee, CMS Representatives
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Working Lunch - General Session #9: Proposed Changes for the National ESRD CPM Project
Thomas Dudley, CMS
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:
Concurrent
FistulaFirst Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) Summit
Vickie Peters and Team
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • FFBI Plenary Session: Forward to the Future - Dr's. Larry Spergel and Vo Nguyen
  • Task Group Reports
    • Community Education
    • Clinical Practice
    • Quality Measurement and Information
    • Program Operations
    • Marketing and Communications
  • Network Presentations - Best Practices
  • Strategies for the Future - Interactive group discussion
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Breakout Session - Data Managers': CROWNWeb (technical)
Matthew Leipold and Team, CMS Representatives
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Break
5:00 p.m: Closing Comments
Michele Spillane, NCC Project Manager
Adjourn
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - DAY THREE
7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.: Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.:
Breakout Sessions
Concurrent
Breakout Session #1: QI Training Session for NW QI Personnel
Laura Adams

Breakout Session #2: CROWN Environment - Contacts
Jackie Abt and Team

Breakout Session #3: Writing Business and Technical Proposals 101
TBA

Breakout Session #4: CDK-QIO 9th Scope of Work and ESRD Network Collaboration
Teresa Casey, Kathleen Egan, Brian Hebbel, CMS Representatives
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Breakout Sessions
Concurrent
Breakout Session #5: Automating Your Quality Improvement Processes
Chris Brown, NW3 and Bev Hoek, NW3

Breakout Session #6: CROWN Data Open Discussion
Matthew Leipold and Team, CMS Representatives
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Session #7: Creating Partnerships - Mental Health Resources Joseph Merighi, Phd and Megan R. Prescott, LCSW
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Breakout Session #8: Data Managers Session - topic TBA

Breakout Session #9: Emergency Preparedness for QI Personnel and Experience with the Sanctions Process
Sarah Yelton, NW12; Jay Deane, NW11; and Lana Kacherova, NW18

Breakout Session #10: Quarterly Report Template "Open House" for Questions and Answers
Darlene Rodgers, NW15 and Demetra C. Denmon, CMS
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Box Lunch provided (will be served for registrants not attending the KCER Summit)
12:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Summit
Kelly Mayo and Team, NW7
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • KCER Website & Working Lunch
  • Response Team Updates
    • Communications
    • Coordination of Staff and Volunteers
    • Facility Operations
    • Federal Response
    • Pandemic Preparedness
    • Patient Assistance
    • Patient/Provider Tracking
    • Physician Placement and Assistance
  • KCER Collaboration
  • Adjourn
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Break
5:00 p.m.: Closing Comments
Michele Spillane, NCC Project Manager

Adjourn
Friday, February 22, 2008 - DAY FOUR
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Registration
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: General Session #10: CROWNWeb Q & A with CMS and CSC
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: General Session #11 - VRE and MRSA and the Impact on the Dialysis Community
Matt Arduino, MS, r.P.H.
12:00 p.m.: Adjournment
2009 Chair/Co-Chair Introductions,
Concluding Remarks
Samantha Richardson, CMS
Darlene Rodgers, 2008 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Susan Caponi, 2009 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Kelly Mayo, 2009 Annual Meeting Program Co-chair

Keynote Speaker Beatrice Berry, PhD*
Beatrice Berry earned her PhD in sociology from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, where she later taught sociology and statistics. An award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedienne, she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and 20/20. She has her own nationally syndicated talk show, the Beatrice Berry Show.
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