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The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national goals and Network Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs) through the development and implementation of Expert Team events.

Expert Teams bring groups of providers and specialists at centers of excellence together in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions are designed around case-based learning and mentorship and help local healthcare professionals and clinicians gain the expertise required to provide needed services. Participants gain skills and learn new approaches for applying their knowledge across diverse cultural and geographical contexts.

December 21, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, FNKF
Program Director, Home Dialysis, Assistant Chief Department of Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente East Bay 

Case Study Presenters:
Amanda White, BSN, RN
Home Program Facility Administrator, Cardinal Region 1 

Heidi Saldana, RN
Home Therapy Manager, DaVita Abington 

Objectives:

  • Review specific home dialysis cases
  • Describe how to overcome barriers to patients transitioning to home dialysis
  • Explain the importance of understanding patient needs  

PowerPoint 

Recording 
Passcode: q*334Eg5

September 28, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, FNKF
Program Director, Home Dialysis, Assistant Chief Department of Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente East Bay 

Case Study Presenters:
William Vega-Ocasio, MD
Fresenius Kidney Care Cayey and Aibonito and Centro Médico Menonita Cayey

Objectives:

  • Review specific home dialysis cases
  • Describe how to overcome barriers to patients transitioning to home dialysis
  • Explain the importance of understanding patient needs  

PowerPoint
Recording

June 22, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Nupur Gupta, MD
Program Director, Home Dialysis Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Indiana University School of Medicine

Case Study Presenters:
Crissy Fonseca
Facility Administrator, DaVita Arena

Barbara DommertBreckler BSN RN CNN
Quality Improvement Director ESRD Network 16

Dana Camacho BSN RN MBA
Division Home Program Director, DaVita

Objectives:

  • Define what a home dialysis mindset means
  • Describe how to overcome barriers to patients transitioning to home dialysis
  • Explain the importance of staff training about home dialysis options 

PowerPoint

Recording 
Passcode: w&f*1f4=

March 23, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC, Operations Manager
Case Study Presenters:
Krystal East BSN, RN
Director, Home Programs US Renal Care 

Objectives:

  • Understand the circumstances around "crashing into dialysis
  • Examine individual patient health needs and circumstances
  • Discuss insurance options for home dialysis 

Recording: The recording for this call is unavailable 

Slide Deck 

December 15, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC, Operations Manager
Case Study Presenters:
Kim McMurray, RN, Clinical Manager, Fresenius Medical Care - Johnson City
Renee Wilcox, RN, BSN, Regional Home Therapies Director, US Renal Care - Sunbelt Region 

Objectives:

  • Understand how to support patients transitioning from in-center to home therapies
  • Describe the Bi-Med Technician and Home Therapy Nurse home visit training
  • Explain how a patient mentor program helps to transition patients from in-center to home dialysis 

Recording: The recording for this call is unavailable 

Slide Deck 

September 22, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC, Operations Manager

Guest Expert: Ashutosh Shukla, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Home Dialysis, University of Florida 

Expert Team Case Studies: Jayson Hood, RN, Clinical Director, Home Program, Northwest Kidney Centers 

Objectives: 

  • Describe Expert Teams
  • Explain how flexible training and scheduling improve patient transitions to home dialysis
  • Demonstrate how structured patient training and nephrology engagement in the home care plan impact home dialysis outcomes 

View Event Recording - This recording has been redacted to exclude unpublished study findings. 
Passcode: J!zz5+zg

PowerPoint Presentation 

June 23, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC Operations Manager

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies: Theresa Gwinnett, MS, RD 

View Event Recording

View PowerPoint Presentation 


April 12, 2022

Event Moderator: Donna DeBello, RN, HSAG ESRD Networks Quality Improvement Director

Guest Expert: Prashanth V. Kumar, MD, High Desert Nephrology Group 

Expert Team Case Studies: N/A Presentation was delivered at 2022 CMS Quality Conference 

View Event Recording

View PowerPoint Presentation 


December 16, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies: Alix Dee Singh, RN is the Home Director of Clinical Services with DaVita. 

Event Recording 
Passcode: X+^dh=0S

PowerPoint Presentation 


September 23, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert:Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Janisse Watkins, AGNP-C, Home Program Director for DaVita covering the North Florida territory
  • Autumn Swanhart, BSN, RN, the Home Program Manager, DaVita
  • David E. Henner, DO is the Division Chief of Nephrology and Medical Director of Dialysis at Berkshire Medical Center (MA) and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (VT)

Event Recording
Passcode: 80zB+CVt

PowerPoint Presentation

August 17, 2023

Event Moderator: Stephanie Hull, ESRD NCC  

Case Study:

  • Sandra Spooner, MSW
    Tualatin, OR
  • Lauren Ramirez
    Mohan Dialysis Center, Inc

Objectives: 

  • Discuss patient and staff barriers that prohibited patients from being waitlisted
  • Share strategies and solutions to overcome the identified barriers

Recording
Passcode: l9S.r7kL

PowerPoint Presentation

May 18, 2023

Event Moderator: Stephanie Hull,  ESRD NCC  

Guest Expert: Caroline Sanner MSN, RN-BC, CPHQ, Project Manager-Quality Improvement
IPRO ESRD Network Program

Objectives: 

  • Identify pathways to improving transplant referral rates
  • Study technology as a method to improve referral rates
  • Explain how collaboration around best practice sharing and patient engagement improved referrals 

Recording
Passcode: X3K.Z0rC

PowerPoint Presentation 

April 20, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert:
Timmy Nelson
Patient Subject Matter Expert

Case Study:
Lee Detwiler, LCSW
Renal Social Worker 
DaVita Abington 

Presentation Objectives

  • Demonstrate the importance of the patient's voice in the transplant process
  • Identify multiple ways for patients to be active members of their care team
  • Understand the importance of celebrating patients who receive a transplant 

Video shared during the presentation
Recording 
Passcode: 76nhJf8#

PowerPoint Presentation 

January 19, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert:
Ben Hippen, MD, FASN, FAST
Senior Vice President, Head of Transplant Medicine
Global Medical Office, Fresenius Medical Care 

Case Study:
Janine Vallen, MSN, CCTN, APN-C 
Director of Transplant Services 
Virtua Center for Advanced Transplant and Organ Health

Presentation Objectives

  • Improve communication between the transplant center and dialysis facility
  • Identify and develop unique strategies to continue reducing socioeconomic barriers to kidney transplant
  • Improve patient understanding of what it means to be on the kidney transplant waitlist

Recording 
Passcode: abx53=Bk

PowerPoint Presentation 

 

October 20, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert:
Dawn Francisquini MSN, BS, RN, CCTC
Mary Cassidy RN, CCTC
Stony Brook Medicine

Case Study:
Amanda Spencer, LMSW
DaVita Dialysis
Region 5 Texas

Presentation Objectives

  • Describe the transplant waitlist process at Stonybrook Medicine
  • Explain how there is a patient for every kidney
  • Discuss why the referral process is more than just an application for a transplant

Recording 
Passcode: eStA6xX#

PowerPoint Presentation 

July 22, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert: Sunil Patel, MD, and Dave Tyrell, Clinical Director University Medical Center, Las Vegas

Expert Team Case Studies: Alice Legard, LCSW, Manager, Social Work Services Fresenius Kidney Care Tennessee Region 

View Event Recording
Passcode: +atT9JC^

View PowerPoint Presentation


April 21, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC 

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies: Laura Gonzalez, LCSW, NSW-C, Social Work Services Manager, Satellite Healthcare, Inc.

Event Recording - Recording is unavailable 

PowerPoint Presentation 


January 20, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies: Andrew D. Howard, MD, Forum of ESRD Networks (CA)

Event Recording 
Passcode: ?=BW*895

PowerPoint Presentation 


October 21, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies:
Michael Guthrie, LMSW, Durant DaVita (OK)
Rick Perez, MD, University of California –Davis (CA)

Event Recording 
Passcode: t1UA5k!=

PowerPoint Presentation

January 25, 2024 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC

Guest Experts:
Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH,  ​Team Lead, Dialysis Safety Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Amanda Payne, PhD, MPH 
Epidemiologist, CDC 

Case Study Presenters:

  • Kelly Ann Davis, BSN, RN, CDN​, UVA Lynchburg Dialysis​
  • Jeannette Shrift MSN RN​, Quality Insights – Renal Network 4 ​
  • Lee Detwiler, DaVita Abington Dialysis Center

PowerPoint 

Recording - The recording for this call is not available. The information presented by the CDC is not approved for printed or recorded release. 

 

October 26, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH,  ​Team Lead, Dialysis Safety Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Case Study Presenters:

Javier Cuellar RN MSN CHN  ​
Senior Manager, Clinical Quality ​
South Florida and Puerto Rico Regions​
San Antonio Texas​

Glen Luzong, RN​
Assistant Nurse Manger ​
Rogosin Queens Dialysis​

Amaris Pederson​
Facility Administrator ​
DaVita 

Presentation Objectives

  • Understand the tools and resources available on the CDC website
  • Identify best practices for communicating the importance of taking vaccinations
  • Review vaccination tracking platforms

PowerPoint

Recording 
Passcode: eMrp5#h2

 

July 27, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Karen Krueger, MD, Director of Travel and Immunization Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Infectious Disease
Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

Case Study: Joma Lynn Jumoad, BS, RN, Clinical Coordinator, United Dialysis, and Marie Joy Ramos, Facility Administrator 

Presentation Objectives:

  • Review the background of vaccination in persons with kidney disease
  • Discuss the newest changes in vaccination protocols
  • Share strategies to approach patients about immunizations 

PowerPoint

April 27, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study
Aisha Edmondson
Contract Manager, Quality Improvement
IPRO ESRD Network 6 

Robbin Hoyle, RN
Clinical Manager
FKC-Gastonia/Lowell #1329

Presentation Objectives

  • Understand how professionals and practitioners can ensure all eligible patients can be vaccinated
  • Discuss barriers to obtaining vaccinations
  • Share resources intended to mitigate vaccination hesitancy
  • Demonstrate the importance of patient engagement in overcoming barriers to being vaccinated 

Recording: 
Passcode: &4TMCYy?

PowerPoint

January 26, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study
Allen Daugherty, RN, BSN, CDN
Clinical Manager
Innovative Renal Care

Presentation Objectives

  • Understand how professionals and practitioners can ensure all eligible patients can be vaccinated
  • Improve communication about the importance of vaccination
  • Increase patient adherence to getting vaccinated, including booster vaccines

Recording: The recording for this event is unavailable due to technical difficulties.

PowerPoint

October 27, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study
Aisha Edmondson
Quality Improvement Lead
ESRD Network 9 

Presentation Objectives
Describe how community coalitions support improving vaccination rates
Explain how the IPRO Learn system supports collaboration
Discuss the barriers to getting vaccinated 

Recording 

PowerPoint

October 13, 2022 

Event Moderator: Stephanie Hull, RN, BSN, CNN,  ESRD NCC Director of Quality Improvement and Learning and Action Networks

Case Study Presenter: Cheena "Chevie" Escobar, BSN, RN, CNN
Facility Administrator, National Renal Care, Canyon Country, CA 

Presentation Objectives

  • Describe the dialysis facility location and patient demographics
  • Explain facility challenges
  • Present the facility's COVID-19 vaccination timeline for success 

Event Recording 
Passcode: @MH1=1ay

PowerPoint Presentation 

July 28, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Diane Berman, MS, RD, Area Team Lead
Carli Reinhard, RN, BSN, Charge RN
FMC Petaluma

Event Recording 
Passcode: 6#!^=y9$

PowerPoint Presentation

July 7, 2022 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC Operations Manager 

Guest Expert: Faith Lynch, DNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Manager, Acute Dialysis,  NYU Langone Health

Expert Team Case Studies: Peggy Douglas, Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health

Event Recording 
Passcode: VM#G=Rx4

PowerPoint Presentation 

April 28, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Suzanne Watnik, MD, FASN, Cheif Medical Officer 
Liz McNamara, MS, VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Northwest Kidney Centers 

Expert Team Case Studies:
Sabrina Fleming, CCHT, BS
DaVita Grand Crossing Chicago 

Event Recording 
Passcode: JPk7g&W+

PowerPoint Presentation 

April 14, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH,  ​Team Lead, Dialysis Safety Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expert Team Case Studies: Subodh Saggi, MD, MPH, FACP, FASN, Director, SUNY Parkside Ambulatory Dialysis Center, Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

View Event Recording
Passcode: T^8&xwfS

View PowerPoint Presentation 

March 31, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Rebecca Martinez, BSN, BA, RN, CIC, Nebraska ICAP Program

Event Recording 
Passcode: $C*2@8w%

PowerPoint Presentation 

January 13, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Manisha Jhamb, MD MPH, Associate Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division, Director, Center for Population Health Management, Co-Director, Clinical Research, Renal-Electrolyte Division, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh 

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Sasha Patterson RN MSN CNN, Administrator, Physicians Dialysis
  • Susan Witzel-Kreuter, LCSW, Physicians Dialysis 

View Event Recording 
Passcode: 3=sS+WHK

View PowerPoint Presentation

October 28, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Jeffrey Silvers, MD, Sutter Health (CA) 

Event Recording  
Passcode: Pc5jtg5+

PowerPoint Presentation

October 14, 2021 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Donald Molony, MD, Professor of Medicine, Distinguished Teaching Professor of the University of Texas System, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension AND​Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-based Medicine, McGovern Medical School University of Texas, Houston, TX​

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Audrey Brezak, Epidemiologist, WA State Department of Health​
  • Barbara Dommert-Breckler, Quality Improvement Director, Comagine Health/ ESRD Network 16​

Event Recording This recording is unavailable 

PowerPoint Presentation

August 3, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
David L. Mahoney, MD
Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Hospital Services Group and Skilled Nursing Facility Dialysis

Case Study Presentations:
Emmanuel Harris BSN, RN, Regional Quality Manager, Concerto
Rich Fatzinger, Senior Director, Post Acute Dialysis,  Fresenius Medical Care 

Presentation Objectives:

  • Understand the process to convert an in-center dialysis center to a SNF dialysis program
  • Examine a transfusion case study
  • Discuss the importance of care coordination between dialysis and SNF teams 

PowerPoint
Recording 
Passcode: gs.5PpFn

May 4, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
David L. Mahoney, MD
Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Hospital Services Group and Skilled Nursing Facility Dialysis

Presentation Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the value and benefits of dialysis services in the nursing home
  • Explain the complex infrastructure of dialysis care in the nursing home
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration between a nursing home and dialysis staff 

Event Recording 
Passcode: xSV#1wds

PowerPoint 

February 2, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Case Study:
Suzette Siblesz, BA, ADM
Cheryl LePera, RN, BSN, CNN, DON
Lakes Dialysis Center

Event Recording 
Passcode: jSsGCk2%

PowerPoint 

November 3, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Ashutosh Shukla, MD,  Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Home Dialysis Program, University of Florida 

Expert Team Case Studies: David Mahoney, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Hospital Services Group and Skilled Nursing Facility Dialysis 

Event Recording 
Passcode: 4h@SZ1eg


PowerPoint Presentation

August 4, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Lisa Sotter, MS, Senior Clinical Quality Management Director –Fresenius Medical Care

Expert Team Case Studies: Tyson Aschliman, CEO, Renal Management Group, and Dr. Raffi Minasian, Medical Director, Affiliated Dialysis of California

Event Recording 
Passcode: 4#=1N?ww

PowerPoint Presentation


May 6, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Janet Anderson, MSN, RN, CNN, Home Dialysis Program Manager, Sanford Health 

Event Recording
Passcode: #@fqGP48

PowerPoint Presentation 


March 4, 2022 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Suresh Samson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Concerto

Event Recording
Passcode: D4D3k34+

PowerPoint Presentation 

November 5, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Experts:
Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, Chief Nursing Officer, Dialyze Direct (NJ)
Zabelle Crosson, MBA, Vice President, Business Development and New Operations, Desert Cities Dialysis (CA)

Event Recording 
Passcode: X4*A?N?9

PowerPoint Presentation

 

January 9, 2024 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Presenter:  Kristin Kuntz, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry-Clinical, The Ohio State University

Case Study Presentations:

  • Dawn Gromley, LMSW, LCSW, LISW-S
    Social Work, Manager
    Dialysis Care Center
  • Cassie Jones, MSW, LCSW
    Social Worker
    Dialysis Clinic, Inc. –Columbia, MO
  • Debbie Ulm
    Quality Improvement Advisor
    QsourceESRD Networks

PowerPoint 

Recording 
Passcode: ys@R06w0

October 10, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Presenter:  Kristin Kuntz, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry-Clinical, The Ohio State University

Case Study Presentations:

  • Laura Garcia, LMSW, Cherokee Community Dialysis
  • Erica Webb, MSSW, LAPSW, Alliant Health Solutions
  • Melissa Thompson, MSW, LSW, Akron Home Therapies/Capital Lakes Region
  • Rica Appling, MSW, LCSW, DaVita Metrowest

Objectives:

  • Understand the types of depression testing tools available
  • Describe how patient support groups can help those with depression
  • Identify health inequities in screening and treating depression 

Recording 
Passcode: i#UX0PeP
PowerPoint 

July 11, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Presenter:  Kristin Kuntz, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry-Clinical, The Ohio State University

Case Study Presentations

Karyn Rosenberg, LCSW
DaVita Saint Charles Way and Roosevelt Avenue

Dani Beliveau LMSW, BCABA
Davita Walterboro

Zachary Rohrberg, MSW, LGSW
Fresenius Medical Care –J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis

Objectives:

  • Understand how to open the conversation about depression
  • Explain the balance between rapport building, respectful confrontation, and positive reinforcement
  • Describe person-centric interventions to identify and treat depression 

Recording: The recording for this call is unavailable
PowerPoint

February 14, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Presenter: Dori Schatell, MS,  Executive Director, Medical Education Institute, Inc.

Objectives

  • Understand why hope is an important first message
  • Explain the balance between hope and fear
  • Describe realistic hope in the face of life-threatening adversity

Recording 
Passcode: *!P8+DmS

PowerPoint

November 9, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Case Studies: Joni Baker, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, Freeman Health System, Joplin and Webb City, Mo

Objectives: 

  • Understand how co-morbidities contribute to mental health
  • Acknowledge the importance of socioeconomic conditions on mental health
  • Review resources for improving mental health screening 

Event Recording
PowerPoint Presentation

August 9, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Zachary Arcona, PSYD  – Children’s Hospital Colorado and Elizabeth Christofferson, PhD – University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado

Expert Team Case Studies: Dylan Pepper, MSW, RCSWI, St. Petersburg Kidney Center South

Event Recording
Passcode: E3Pd91p?

PowerPoint Presentation


May 13, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Sarvnaz M. Ghavami MS, RD, LDN, Fresenius Medical Care 

Expert Team Case Studies: Dawn D. Burton, Ed.D., MSW, LCSW-A, Fresenius Medical Care  

Event Recording 
Passcode: ?=E?8Vb!

PowerPoint Presentation 


February 11, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Felicia Speed PhD, LMSW, Vice President, Social Work Services, Fresenius Medicare Care

Expert Team Case Studies:  Guadalupe Martinez, MSW, Renal Social Worker, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 

Event Recording 
Passcode: W5EdLE$?

PowerPoint Presentation 

November 12, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Daniel Cukor, PhD 

Event Recording - Currently not available 

PowerPoint Presentation - Currently not available 

September 19, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: 
Daniel Landry, DO, FASN
Chair, Medical Advisory Council for the National Forum of ESRD Networks
Chief, Division of Nephrology, Medical Director, Inpatient Dialysis and Critical Care Nephrology
Baystate Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School-Baystate

Case Study: 
Becky Miller, Manager
Maria Regnier, Senior Director
Jannelle Stevens, Senior Quality Strategist
Jane Taber, Director
Sanford Health

Objectives:

  • Understand that ER visits by ESRD patients result in hospitalization nearly 50% of the time
  • Education of our hospital/ER colleagues for early intervention/diversion strategies can yield improved outcomes
  • Identifying high-risk patients early on can result in reduced hospitalizations and achieve better outcomes 

PowerPoint 
Recording 
Passcode: 5@Wj*d5*

June 20, 2023

Event Moderator: Stephanie, Hull, MS, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine & Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Vice Chair for Research and Innovation, Dept. Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Chair, Kidney Health Workgroup, Los Angeles County Dept. Health Services

Case Study:

MARY ALBIN, BS, CPHQ
Executive Director
Alliant Health Solutions | ESRD Network’s 8 & 14

Amy Carper, LCSW, CCM, NSW-C
Quality Improvement Director
HSAG | ESRD Network’s 13 & 15

Objectives: 

  • Understand how transitions of care impact patients
  • Review sustainable interventions to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits
  • Describe patient concerns for selecting emergency room visits 

PowerPoint 

Recording 
Passcode: 3JohL&38

May 16, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Andrew Bland, MD, Tri-State Dialysis Medical Director

Case Study: Claire Taylor-Schiller, RN, Quality Improvement Analyst, Midwest Kidney Network

Objectives:

  • Understand How QIO-ESRD Collaboration Can Improve Transitions Across the Care Continuum
  • Identify communication needs between dialysis facilities and hospitals
  • Explain Nephrocardioloy and its impact on hospitalizations 

Recording 
Passcode: ZY5r#fFg

PowerPoint

February 21, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC

Case Study: Amber Paysen, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager, Avera McKennan Dialysis Unit

Objectives:

  • Identify gaps in the dialysis unit that contribute to patient hospitalizations
  • Discuss specific dialysis unit interventions to reduce hospitalizations
  • Understand the importance of interdisciplinary staff communication and engagement to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations 

Recording 
Passcode: 63?8.7r0

PowerPoint 

November 15, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study:  Michael Austin, Facility Administrator, DaVita Bradford Dialysis 

Objectives: 

  • Understand the use and benefit of COVID-19 facilities
  • Recognize the transportation issues associated with placing a patient at a cohort facility
  • Explore ways to provide patients with the knowledge and skills to prevent emergency department visits. 

Event Recording

PowerPoint

August 16, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Martha Bean, RN, BS
Vice President, Government Reporting and Strategy Implementation
Fresenius Kidney Care 

Event Recording and PowerPoint: Due to proprietary information and Copyright restrictions this recording and PowerPoint presentation are not available for posting. 

Helpful Resources:
Excerpted Slide from PowerPoint
Exchanges

Two Exchanges Fresenius Kidney Care Joined
Commonwealth Alliance
eHealth Exchange 

 


May 20, 2022

Event Moderator:  Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Expert Team Case Studies: Mary Chacon, ACSW, Dialysis Social Worker, Fresenius Kidney Care

Event Recording 
Passcode: 2S.p=vXH

PowerPoint Presentation 


February 18, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: David Henner, DO, President, National Forum of ESRD Networks, Division Chief of Nephrology, Medical Director of Dialysis Berkshire Medical Center (MA)

Expert Team Case Studies:  Dawn Edwards, KPAC Co-Chair, Derek Forfang, KPAC Co-Chair 

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November 19, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, University of California Irvine (CA

Event Recording 
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August 22, 2023

Event Moderator: Sara Eve Schaeffer, ESRD NCC  

Guest Expert: Praise Matemavi, DO, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Case Study:

  • Teri Williams, RN
    Administrative Director of Dialysis Services
    Freeman Health System
  • Elizabeth Lively
    Eastern Region Advocacy Director
    Dialysis Patients Citizens
  • Brooke Sydow, EdD
    Program Director
    Huron Regional Medical Center

Objectives: 

  • Discuss disparities across the kidney transplant trajectory.
  • Learn about opportunities to advance health equity related to food insecurity.
  • Understand how engaging community healthcare workers can support change with CKD.

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May 23, 2023

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Aaron M. Delman, MD MS, General Surgery Resident, University of Cincinnati

Shimul Shah, MD,MHCM
Professor of Clinical
Division Chief of Transplantation; Vice Chair for Health Services Research and James and Catherine Orr Endowed Chair of Liver Transplantation Surgery | College of Medicine

Objectives:

  • Explain how health equity is transplant program specific
  • Demonstrate The KidneyTransplant Equity Index (KTEI)
  • Show how the KTEI Can Improve Racial and Ethnic Minority Access to Transplantation

Recording
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April 25, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: 
Elisa J. Gordon, PhD, MPH, FSfAA, FAST
Professor of Surgery, and Biomedical Ethics & Society Director
Surgical Outcomes Research Director
Transplant Outcomes Research Section of Surgical Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Case Study: 
Sara Gabor, RN, MSN
Fresenius Medical Care

Objectives:

  • Showcase the importance of working with patients post-involuntary discharge
  • Discuss barriers to kidney transplant across various racial and ethnic groups
  • Identify culturally targeted strategies to address the sociocultural environment in reducing health disparities in kidney transplant

     

Recording: 
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January 24, 2023 

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH
Nephrologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology
The Institute of Health Equity Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Case Study
Danielle Andrews, MPH, MSW, GCPH
Project Manager, Health Equity Specialist
IPRO ESRD Network Program

Jermane Bond, PhD
Social Epidemiologist
Weitzman Institute

Presentation Objectives

  • Discuss inequities in the ESRD population healthcare
  • Explain the need for educational resources for patients with limited health literacy
  • Describe how patient-provider communication with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds is essential to successful patient engagement 

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October 25, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Tessa Novick, MD, MSW​
Nephrologist and Assistant Professor Internal Medicine​
University of Texas, Austin

Case Study
Susan Cooper, LCSW
Home Dialysis of Santa Fe 

Presentation Objectives

  • Discuss inequities in housing in underserved populations
  • Explain the need for dialysis services in indigenous populations
  • Describe how case management and patient education are key to successful transitions to home dialysis 

Event Recording 
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August 2, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Yoshio N. Hall, MD, MS
Chief, Nephrology Section
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Professor | Division of Nephrology | Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Event Recording: Due to technical difficulties the recording is not available 

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